1987 · United States
Through a tour-de-force of graphic design and abstraction, Andrew Brischler’s art explores the vulnerability of American popular culture. With a focus on painting and drawing, Brischler also intertwines the visual world with the written word by incorporating words and phrases, from song lyrics, billboards, book covers, into his works. Brischler’s artistic endeavour and interest in queer cinema and popular culture stems from his childhood which, for Brischler, was a period of anxiety and a hope for refuge. One of his main sources of inspiration is Alfred Hitchcock’s “Psycho” and the title sequence designed by Saul Bass. Particularly, the meshing of text and aestheticism in the opening sequel.
Andrew Brischler was born in New York in 1987 where he continues to live and work. Brischler received a BFA in Painting and Drawing from Magna Cum Laude in 2009 followed by an MFA in Fine Arts from the School of Visual Arts in 2012. Emerging as an internationally exhibiting artist, Brischler’s recent shows include “Paradise” at The Fireplace Project in New York and “The Thing Itself” at Gavlak in Florida. Brischler has also been awarded with a Painting Fellowship at the New York Foundation for the Arts in 2015 and collaborated with House of Holland for their SS19 print designs as displayed at London Fashion Week 2018.