Brian Andrews’ animated art
Brian Andrews' short Film
"[C]onfront the viewer with images that reside on the uncanny line between the living and the automaton" is how his work is described on his own web-page. My viewer reaction was to confront the cultural mediation of ‘natural’ and ‘human’. When experiencing his video "Hominid" or others of his works for example, Bunny (Chimpanzee), a photo of a taxidermy preserved monkey in fuzzy, pink, bunny pajamas, i am confronted with my experience, and expectations of "nature".
- Written and Directed by Brian Andrews
- Animation Supervisor Joe Daniels
- Produced at Ex'pression College for Digital Arts
- © 2011 Brian Andrews
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Brian Andrews is a contemporary artist, critic, and visual effects supervisor currently living in San Francisco. His work employs a range of technologies in photography, video, and taxidermy in order to confront the viewer with images that reside on the uncanny line between the living and the automaton. His artwork has been exhibited internationally, including at the Hong Kong Exhibitions Centre, the New Museum of Contemporary Art, and SIGGRAPH among others.
Understanding art-making as a communicative exercise, Brian Andrews also records on contemporary art as the west coast bureau chief for Bad at Sports Contemporary Art Talk. His writings can be found in Artnet, Art Practical, Beautiful / Decay Magazine, as well as numerous catalogs. He received a Masters of Fine Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2002 and a Bachelors of Arts in Visual Arts and Psychology with Highest Honors at the University of California San Diego in 2000. Currently, he is the Director of Digital Filmmaking and Director of Animation & Visual Effects at Ex’pression College for Digital Art in Emeryville, California.
· Brian Andrews: "Hominid". In: Juxtapoz Magazine (JuxTV). published: 06 Aug 2014. http://www.juxtapoz.com/juxtv/detail/brian-andrews-animates-insects-with-human-skeletons (last viewed 06 Aug 2014).