Meet an Artist Monday: Mixed Media by Andre Yi (LA Weekly)

“‘Meet an Artist Monday’ is an ongoing series of mini Q&As with some of L.A.’s most active and eclectic contemporary artists, introducing themselves to you in their own words. This week, we meet mixed-media artist Andre Yi, whose practice involves aspects of sculpture, painting, drawing, assemblage and collage.” - Shana Nys Dambrot for LA Weekly

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Exhibition Review: Andre Yi, "Obliterate" (Art and Cake)

“Before turning to sculpture, Andre Yi created delicate paintings and drawings. His early works were detailed renderings of natural and architectural elements centered in large expanses of soft color, often juxtaposed with swirling ribbon shaped white lines that suggested flowing rivers… Imagining a progression, it is possible to see the trajectory from Yi’s paintings which were becoming more abstracted while remaining two-dimensional, to his current constructions. It is as if the trees and the background disappeared leaving just the geometric shapes.” - Jody Zellen for Art and Cake

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7 Artists Reinventing the Ancient Art of Mosaics (Artsy)

Rather than the traditional glass or stone, Lowder’s mosaics are composed of reclaimed wood, often sourced from barns, and metal signage—materials that reflect his Midwestern milieu. In some, bits of hand-lettered typography appear in a reorganized jumble. It’s like looking at an old country store through a kaleidoscope. And yet, references to religious icons and celestial phenomena suggest a sort of spiritual geometry, taking Lowder’s compositions beyond remixed Americana. They’re more reminiscent of the diagrams in illuminated medieval manuscripts.

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Artist breaks Advertising's spell with "Sacred Geometry" (Elephant Journal)

"The best art is channeled through people who can tap into what Carl Jung called 'collective unconscious.' This is also true of the best advertising and marketing efforts—something artist Benjamin Lowder is well aware of after years of working in the industry... The work in “Phoneme” is all about transmuting the old, outdated, and unsustainable messages from advertising into something that promotes abundance."  - Dustin Clendenen for Elephant Journal

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