His new paintings “explore the feeling of isolation we get when removed from those close to us – and the ensuing personal darkness that follows. As the viewer progresses through the paintings we can see how Hem emerges from those dark places and finds the road back to happiness.” Hem states that the title ‘Cold Water’ is a reference to that feeling of ‘being surrounded by cold situations and places.’
Andrew Hem graduated from Art Center College of Design in 2006 and has exhibited internationally with shows in LA, Chicago, Seattle, NY and London. When not painting, Hem has built a career as an accomplished illustrator and designer working for clients such as Adidas, Lucky Brand Jeans, The Los Angeles Times, Sony Pictures as well as being published in the LA Times, Print Magazine, Guu Press and American Illustration. (bio from LeBasse Projects)
“Cold Water” runs through August 13, 2011. To see Hem’s previous work, visit AndrewHem.com.
Images courtesy of LeBasse Projects