About

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Andrew Faris lives and works in Wyoming, USA. He received his Bachelor of Science and Master of Arts degrees from the School of Visual Communication Design at Kent Statue University.

Andrew integrates the basic elements of design with painterly elements of gesture to forge new ground in abstract art. His process is both structured and intuitive, employing his design skills by finding the simplest solutions and letting go of control and opening up to new discoveries in his painting medium. The result is a fresh take on abstract painting that triggers a very human emotional response and a variety of plays on the eye. His paintings manipulate viewers, creating deceptions in perception of foreground, illusions of vibration and movement, relations to shadow and depth, as well as sensuality and tactility.  

After living and working in Los Angeles for over ten years he and his family moved to Jackson, Wyoming. Andrew decided to let go of a successful design career where he worked at R/GA, Sapient and Yahoo before founding Recess, to pursue his artwork and live a quieter life in the mountains. He has produced several bodies of work combining his design and painting sensibilities since his move and continues to develop his practice.

Andrew’s work is in private collections around the world and has been featured by, Designboom, Gessato, Architectural Digest, Juxtapoz, Designmilk, Streetartnews, Creative Boom, TimeOut New York, Curbed New York, Supersonic, Gothamist, Trendhunter, Fubiz, Swiss Miss and @love.watts among others. Andrew was selected for inclusion in New American Paintings #132 and his painting ‘Rebound’ was featured as the cover of Poetry Magazine. He has been interviewed by Amadeus Magazine and The English Room. Prints of his can be purchased on Twyla.

For inquiries please email: hello@andrewfaris.com