André Schmucki (b. 1967, Switzerland)
Artists states: painting’s harbor a distinct hauntological methodology in which the representational image is mystified through layers of paint. Leaving the image distant and intriguing.
It is commonly believed that the primary function of dreams is to psychologically balance and compensate for matters left unsettled during our waking hours.
Young Ones stitches together work from personal travels and projects as well as assignments that focus on children and childhood. Here are children diagnosed with social and behavioral disorders in Idaho, victims of Hurricane Katrina displaced to east Texas, children surviving inside Managua city’s trash dump in Nicaragua while others, by some lucky stroke of fate, have a seemingly care-free suburban middle-class life in Utah, still others attend an inter-racial religious summer camp in the woods outside Atlanta while kids from less fortunate circumstances live in a homeless shelter with their mothers in small-town California, others on vacation explore New York City streets and frolic around Coney Island’s amusement park, and others are kids with kids. At times contemplative, humorous, and somber, moments from various children’s lives who have no obvious connection come together to form a broad, cohesive, and unique interpretation of a subject we think we know.
I would like to be drowned in puppies please