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Andrew LeMay Cox

Neon Classic

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Andrew LeMay Cox' “Neon Classic" (2016) is a "reinvention" of an Anthony Van Dyck portrait of Mary Villiers, and can be found at The Blackstone hotel in Chicago. Art curation by NINE dot ARTS.

The local artist is known for his renditions and reinterpretations of paintings from influential artists throughout history. In this case, he deconstructs the themes of traditional Baroque art to satisfy contemporary standards of beauty, dramatically changing the color palette to make the viewer think of the piece in a totally unexpected way.

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Andrew LeMay Cox

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"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."