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<i>DEEP SURFACING NYC #23</i>

DEEP SURFACING NYC #23, 2017

ACRYLIC AND PIGMENT ON CANVAS

16 X 20 IN

BRIEF BIO

"The characteristics of an image are no longer principally visual, but embedded with metadata of source,
description, and properties. We are caught between versions of things and are relearning to navigate a world in
which the physical act of a one-to-one viewing is diminished. A contemporary world shaped by networked forms
has led to new phenomenological experiences. Painting in particular asks us what is it to see now?"


–André Hemer


André Hemer’s new paintings continue the artist’s inquiry into the role of painting in a world dominated by digital media and the slippages in meaning between object and image. Homer speaks about a "new representation," a phrase he coined while working on his PhD, which describe a cultural phenomenological shift and its effect on painting:

"You have these terms like post-internet but ‘new representation’ speaks more generally to the idea that,
because the way we consume and create media has changed so markedly over the last decade, the way we
represent the world must change because of that. This is about how you represent all this dematerialized form in
the world—how you rematerialize it."


Hemer’s approach to painting is typically Y-gen in its use of both physical and digital mechanisms. Using a method akin to a modern day plein air painting—a flat-bed scanner left open under the skies of Tuscany, Paris, Vienna, or wherever Hemer currently resides—he scans a set of meticulously crafted sculptural forms made of paint, creating a catalog of paint, time, and space. The combination of LED scanner light and sunlight at different times of day with various atmospheric conditions creates images that look simultaneously digital, natural, and hyperreal.

Hemer creates digital compositions from these scans, printing and stretching composited images before moving onto the next phase of production. Now rematerialized as "paintings" in the studio, Hemer uses spray paint, acrylics, and oils to continue or disrupt the printed images of paint. The effect is akin to a trompe l’oil ouro boros, as each work contains the same paint materialized or represented in various different ways. Finally three-dimensional impastos of paint, similar to the original scanned sculptural paint forms, are affixed to the surface of the paintings. The combination of techniques utilized by Hemer is reflected in the difficulty in describing the finished works in more traditional painting terms. Hemer’s work challenges the technical capabilities of paint and forever changes the viewer’s understanding of painting.

BRIEF CV

Born 1981, New Zealand
Lives and works in Vienna, Austria.


EDUCATION

 

2011-2015 PhD, Painting, University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia
2006 M.F.A., Distinction, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand
2006 Royal College of Art Postgraduate Painting Residency, Royal College of Art, London, UK
2003 B.F.A., 1st class Honours, University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand


SELECTED SOLO EXHIBITIONS
 

2018
"The Imagist & the Materialist," COMA Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Material Art Fair, Neon Parc, Mexico City, Mexico
"MAKING-IMAGE," Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
 

2017
"IRL," Yavuz Gallery, Singapore
"Small Paintings IRL," Bartley and Company, Wellington, Australia
 

2016
"Deep Surfacing," Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
"New Representation Part III," Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
 

2015
"New Representation Part II," Bartley and Company Art, Wellington, Australia
"New Representation," Chalk Horse Gallery, Sydney, Australia
"Flatbed Plein Air," Tristian Koenig Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
 

2013
"LATM," M&uuml;nchner Stadtmuseum, Munich, Germany
"Stack Overflow," Bartley and Company, Wellington, New Zealand
"New Smart Objects," Chalk Horse Gallery, Sydney, Australia
 

2012
"CASS," The Christchurch Art Gallery, Outer Spaces Series curated by Felicity Milburn and Justin Paton, New Zealand
"Hot Wallpapers," Antoinette Godkin Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
 

2011
"hyper/links," The Physics Room, Christchurch, New Zealand
 

2010
"You can’t kill me, I’m notorious," Antoinette Godkin Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
"YOUR WAR IS OLD, YOUR GAME IS OVER," SoFA Gallery, Christchurch, New Zealand
"Painting in 3-D," Bartley and Company Art, Wellington, New Zealand
"This time it’s official, this time it’s serious, this time it’s personal, this time it’s different," Peloton Gallery (P25), Sydney, Australia
 

2009
"The Real Bad Painter and the Story of Everything in Real-time," Antoinette Godkin Gallery, Auckland, New
Zealand
"Leisure/Pleasure/Sex/Power/Beauty/Danger Danger!," Sofitel Melbourne, GAP Projects, Australia
"The BANG-BANG Painting Collective," Bartley+Company, Wellington, New Zealand
"Lying Beyond What is Obvious," Doosan Arts Center, Seoul, Korea
 

2008
"Things to do with paint that won’t dry..." HSP Offsite Project, Christchurch, New Zealand
"Associated spin-off’s of the weekday painter," Physics Room Kiosk, Christchurch, New Zealand
 

2007
"Paint Lust at Full Thrust," Vavasour Godkin Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
"Accumulated Strategies of the Weekday Painter," 64zero3, Christchurch, New Zealand


SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS
 

2017
Open Studios, International Studio & Curatorial Program, New York, NY
UNTITLED Art Fair, Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, Miami, FL
"Watching Windows," curated by Andrew Clifford, Te Uru Contemporary Museum, Auckland, New Zealand
Art Basel HK, Yavuz Gallery, Hong Kong, China
 

2016
"Fauvette Loureiro Finalist Exhibition," SCA Galleries, Sydney
"Group Presentation," Tristian Koenig Gallery, CODE Art Fair, Copenhagen, Denmark
"Picturesque," curated by Tristian Koenig, Palmer Art Projects, Sydney, Austrailia
"Antipodean Inquiry," curated by Owen Craven, Yavuz Gallery, Singapore
 

2015
"Asemic," Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery, London, UK
"Paintings 2005-2015," Pataka Museum, New Zealand
"A Hot Mess," Galerie Fatiha Selam, Paris, France
"Group Exhibition," Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
"ROCK, PAPER, SCISSORS," Tristian Koenig Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
"Metarealism," Palmer Art Projects, Sydney, Australia
 

2014
"100 Painters of Tomorrow," Beers Contemporary, London, UK
"Utopian Days," curated by Martin Schulze and Hailey Grenet, Total Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
"Television," curated by Matthys Gerber, Sarah Cottier Gallery, Sydney, Australia
"Levels of Abstraction," Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
"Critical Intent," curated by Gary Sangster and Fan Lin, Guangzhou Art Center, Guangzhou, China
 

2013
"Unsettled," Antoinette Godkin Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
 

2011
Bold Horizon National Contemporary Art Award, Waikato Museum, New Zealand
TEAF Public Art 2011, curated by Ryu Hee Jung, Ulsan Public Terrace, Ulsan, Korea
 

2010
Frieze, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand
"Choice!" CW3 Gallery, Melbourne, Australia
"A," Kiosk, Takeout Drawing 3, Seoul, Korea
 

2009
"Less was More," Plus Gallery, Nagoya, Japan
Open Studios, Kunstlerhaus GloguAIR, Berlin, Germany
"Collectively Speaking," Te Manawa Museum, New Zealand
"Plan B, Project B," Seoul Artspace Geumcheon, Korea
"1.44mb Seongbuk Blue," Takeout Drawing, Seoul, Korea
"1.44mb Archive Machine," Takeout Drawing, Seoul, Korea
"This is Not Miami," Paintlust Project Space, Christchurch, New Zealand
"Paint Wall Paper Wine," SFA Gallery, Christchurch, NZ
 

2008
"Project Standing by 000," Loop Alternative Space/Xii Gallery, Seoul , Korea
"Are you right to not like modern art?" Te Manawa, New Zealand
"64," 64zero3, Christchurch, New Zealand
"Red Carpet," Changdong Art Studio, Seoul , Korea
"Appearance and Reality," Grimson Gallery, Seoul, Korea
IASK Public Art Project, Changdong Art Studio, Seoul , Korea
"Taking a Line," Vavasour Godkin, Auckland, New Zealand
"My Eyes Keep Me in Trouble," curated by Tilman, Physics Room, New Zealand
"I read..." Bartley and Company, Wellington, New Zealand
"Aspects of the Gallery," Vavasour Godkin Gallery, Auckland , New Zealand
"STOP GAP/esquisite corpse," SOFA Gallery, Christchurch, NZ
 

2007
"Artschool 125," Christchurch Art Gallery, Christchurch, NZ
"Fast Forwad," Vavasour Godkin, Auckland, NZ
"Hot," -64zero3, Christchurch, NZ
"In Limbo," Vavasour Godkin, Auckland, NZ
 

2006
"Pleasure Yourself," Royal College of Art, London, UK


SELECTED AWARDS / RESIDENCIES
 

2017
International Studio and Curatorial Program (ISCP), Painting Studio, New York, NY
 

2016
Paramount Winner Wallace Art Awards, Wallace Arts Trust, New Zealand
Fauvette Loureiro Travelling Award Finalist, Sydney College of the Arts, Australia
 

2015
Moya Dyring Paris Studio, Citè Internationale des Arts, France, awarded by the Art Gallery of NSW, Australia
 

2014
100 Painters of Tomorrow, Thames and Hudson, London, UK
 

2011
Rita Angus Residency, Wellington, New Zealand, Supported by Weltec/Thorndon Trust/CNZ
Winner, Bold Horizon National Contemporary Art Award, Waikato Museum, New Zealand
Nanji Art Studio Residency (short-term), Seoul Museum of Art (SeMA), Seoul, Korea
 

2009
Seoul Artspace Geumcheon Residency, Seoul Council for Cultural Affairs, Korea
Berlin Work Grant- Künstlerhaus GlogauAIR- CNZ (Arts Council of NZ) Grant, Berlin, Germany
 

2008
Stiftung Künstlerdorf Schöppingen Residency, DAAD Grant, Germany
IASK Changdong Art Studio Residency, National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
 

2014
Kurt Beers, "100 Painters of Tomorrow," Published by Thames and Hudson, London, UK
 

2013
Joanne McNeil & Domenico Quaranta, "Art and the Internet," Published by Blackdog, London, UK
 

2009
Andre Hemer & Heejung Ryu, "Things to do with Pink, in a Building Built for Strength," Published by Alternative
Space Loop/National Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
Warwick Brown, "Seen This Century," Published by Random House, New Zealand


PUBLIC COLLECTIONS
 

Taiwan Museum of Art, ROC, Taipei, Taiwan
NTNU Gallery, Institute of Fine Arts, Taipei, Taiwan
Seoul Artspace Geumcheon, Seoul, Korea
Fletcher Trust Collection, Auckland, New Zealand
Massey University Collection, Auckland, New Zealand
Wallace Art Collection, Auckland, New Zealand
Te Manawa Museum, Palmerston North, New Zealand
Christchurch Art, Christchurch, New Zealand
University of Canterbury, Christchurch, New Zealand