Andy Wauman

Belgium is a country of art collectors (in fact Belgians are even avid collectors in general), but it's also houses some really talented young artists. One of those young art wolves is Antwerp native Andy Wauman whose work we first discovered at the 51 Gallery in Antwerp where he exhibited porcelain objects that looked like the real thing.

The container with paint brushes was so real, you really could not tell the difference. He is influenced by popular culture, where it is also hard to tell if something or someone is real or not nowadays...

 

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Andy Wauman
Porcelain, 2003
glazed porcelain
highest brush is 18,2 cm heigh, ed. 3 + I A.P.
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His works speak about the possibility of freedom. They are messages with a romantic sense for anarchy and love. In his statements, he often uses images that have been violated, multiplied and copied by commercial media.  Within an upcoming movement of new young artists using the language of the social context they grew up in, with the so-called popular culture and media as basic ingredients, Andy Wauman’s feeling for materials and authentic meaning is a marker.

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Andy Wauman
Black fall, 2007
charcoal, 31 × 42 × 87 cm

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Andy, who is also a talented skateboarder, tries to inject the spontaneous energy from the street into his artistic practice. In his own words: "I try to create my own contribution to the ‘revolution of everyday life’ in the shape of texts and objects." His latest exhibition called "The Golden Bullet that takes a million years to hit." took place at the Deweer Gallery in the tiny city of Otegem (but please do check the artists they've already put on show). Below you can see some of the exhibition images and if you're in Brussels to go to Art Brussels or SLICK (the first OFF fair of Art Brussels) in April, don't forget to check out his works.

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Andy Wauman, The Golden Bullet, 2012
varnish, gold paint and epoxy on steel; 165,9hxdiameter 46,5 cm

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Andy Wauman, The Golden Bullet, 2012
photo coating on steel, diameter 99 cm

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Andy Wauman, Vital Spot, 2012
gold leaf on sandblasted and lacquered aluminium, ca. 175hx165 cm

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Andy Wauman, The Golden Bullet V, 2012
inkjetprint on Bright White, 310grs/m2, 202,8×131,4×2,8 cm

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Andy Wauman, Strap On I / Strap On II, 2012
inkjetprint on Bright White, 310grs/m2, 2 parts, each 140,4×111,4×2,8 cm

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