Andrew Ek (Artist) –
Oil Painting – Nurturing a fascination with realistic, figurative, almost cinematic oil painting.
I am a painter completely devoted to my work. I am primarily a self-taught artist and began drawing early on. In the beginning, dinosaurs and anthropomorphic creatures were my favorite subjects.
In my teens, I became interested in special effects, frequently making Super-8 horror films, which eventually led to my enrollment in the Industrial Design Technology program at the Art Institute of Pittsburgh. At school, I was introduced to a myriad of artistic disciplines and ultimately became obsessed with developing and nurturing my fascination with realistic figurative oil painting.
Utilizing my immediate surroundings and friends as fodder for imagery whilst incorporating strong emotional undercurrents, my work has culminated into a nexus of finely wrought, phantasmagorical sequences. My aim is to envelop the viewer into an unfolding narrative in a vivid, cinematic context, similar to a movie still. I live with my wife in Chicago.
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