Andrew LeMay Cox - Paintings and Art
Andrew LeMay Cox
Andrew LeMay Cox

Andrew LeMay Cox

Chicago, IL

"As an artist, it’s difficult to look at the cannon of art history and find a point where our work fits in. Studying the methods and techniques of the past affords an outlet to find an original voice. The “unique” is not born from pure genius but is rather borrowed. Just like our memories; they are glorified by our understanding of the present. Even a false memory has a geniality of truth. Only by studying from them is it possible to move forward through the past to help shape our own perception of “beauty.”
It’s not our job as artists to discover something that has never been said before. The goal is to connect with humanity and show them a different way of looking at an already familiar concept. There is a language to finding it, a mythology that acts as a moral compass. Though there are many directions to go, you recognize “beauty” wherever it leads you."

Process Behind The Balance of Harmony and Color

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What is your favorite material to work with?

"I find acrylic paints frustrating. They lack a richness in pigment and are very limited with the time given to you."
-- Andrew LeMay Cox
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What do you want people to do or feel when they encounter your creations?

"To induce a sense of serendipity that voids the realities of modern social systems."
-- Andrew LeMay Cox
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What motivates and inspires you?

"History is filled with unrecognized talent. Success isn't always based on social acceptance. You're level of success is based entirely within yourself."
-- Andrew LeMay Cox
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What makes a space special?

"The energy that fills it, not the space itself."
-- Andrew LeMay Cox
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What’s unique about your work?

"My current works are created with a mixed medium that challenges the materiality of their surfaces while the subject matter responds to a sense of psychedelic hedonism."
-- Andrew LeMay Cox
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How do your pieces come to life? Tell us one interesting thing about your creative process?

"I typically rework parts of my work until a harmony and balance of color and composition are achieved. If I don't believe it's present I will start over. You can't grow as an artist or person without failure."
-- Andrew LeMay Cox
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What funny moments, unexpected surprises, or obstacles have you encountered?

"My old studio was very dilapidated. I would spend winters freezing while I worked. The summers were unbearably humid. For a time, I would paint entirely in the nude."
-- Andrew LeMay Cox
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