Some of Andrew Holmes – ‘Eating Pieces’
The first week in December saw the start of Art Basel, the largest annual Art event in Miami.
‘Songs of Innocence’ – AB Holmes – Oil on Canvas, 122cm x 152cm
In late 2012, the Unix Gallery, based in the lively Wynwood Arts District, approached Andrew and asked if they could commission a group of larger paintings of pastries. Over several months he produced a selection of Andrew Holmes –‘Eating Pieces’ and a consignment was flown out to Unix for a solo show in May 2013.
These will remain with the gallery until June 2014, when they return to the UK.
We visited the Gallery and met the Unix Gallery’s Miami based Curator, last summer.
The Urban area where the Gallery is positioned exhibits a huge range of artworks and Andrew’s paintings hung at Unix alongside the works of Marcello Lo Giudice, Ingrid Dee Magidson, Alexi Torres and Desire Obtain Cherish, (DOC).
‘the promise of things to come’ –122 x 152cm and a smaller painting ‘tart’ – 41 x 51cm
We were told that Miami fills up with very interesting people during Art Basel and the Wynwood Arts District attracts visitors from a diverse community of artists and collectors.
Unix relocated their main Gallery space to Chelsea, New York in late 2013.
‘it didn’t have to be like this’ – AB Holmes – Oil on Canvas, 122cm x 152cm
In early 2014, The Unix Gallery profiled Andrew Holmes work on their Artsy pages, alongside the 3 dimensional pieces by Peter Anton and DOC, in an editorial post named ‘Art to satisfy your Sweet Tooth’ where they discuss the Unix Gallery’s interest in contemporary views of food and art.
This is an exert from this Unix Artsy post together with a link below to their full editorial listings:
“Inspired by human nature and the sensory experience of consuming sweets, Andrew Holmes paints images of doughnuts, cakes, and strawberry-topped pastries with skilled hyperrealism. Through dexterous brushstrokes and an adept handling of paint, he transforms decadent food items into objects of desire, intrigue, and nostalgia. In a work where he depicts a stack of doughnuts oozing jelly, the implied associations with gluttony and decadence are forgotten due to his inspired treatment of color, light, and negative space.”
Editorial by Alex Cesaria.
‘Cake or Death‘ * – Oil on Canvas 81cm x 102cm
* The title, ‘Cake or Death’ was inspired from a sketch by the comedian and actor Eddie Izzard, please see: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rZVjKlBCvhg
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