By: Tiana Jimenez
With the subtlety of Duchamp and the audacity of Warhol -what could go truly wrong in a piece? From deep cut tributes to cult classics, artist Andy Stattmiller has found the happy medium between concept and character.
There seems to be a pattern emerging from the art world lately – homage art. More and more, we’re seeing exhibition spaces dedicated to offbeat appropriations of pop culture references and tributaries to imaginary movie characters sprinkled throughout the gallery realm. This begs the question… Can pop culture be made into truly tasteful, provoking art?
One of the few artists to have found solace within this ever-growing niche is Andy Stattmiller. Widely known for his series of hand painted nesting dolls flaunting flashy cartoon-esque images of television and movie icons, the work has covered a vast majority of pop culture references. Dolls depicting everyone from the cast of Pulp Fiction to the many characters of the late Robin Williams to the cast of Star Wars!
To view Andy Stattmiller’s work, he’s currently participating the Crazy4Cult9 show at Gallery 1988 in LA from Nov 20th to December 5th. Along with this group show Stattmiller is also part of Star Wars: Art Awakens, an auction intended to provide long term support to mother’s and children in developing countries. The auction itself will close at 7pm November the 23rd an can be found at http://ebay.com/artawakens . For more information on this artist please visit www.andystattmiller.com