Floating Red Beast with Blue Birds, 2018
Acrylic on canvas
Two Canvases, 120h x 120w in/each
One Eye (spectrum), 2018
Acrylic and resin on canvas over panel
36h x 24w x 2d in
Sourcing inspiration from 15th Century German map making and Indian miniature paintings, Andrew Schoultz's frenetic imagery depicts an ephemeral history bound to repeat itself. In his mixed-media works, notions of war, spirituality and imperialism are themes, which shrewdly parallel an equally repetitive contemporary pursuit of accumulation and power. Intricate line work, painting, metal leaf and collage twist and undulate under Schoultz's meticulous hand, ranging from intimately sized wall to staggering murals and installations. While his illustrated world seems one of chaos and frenzy, also implies a sense of alluring fantasy and whimsy - a crossroads vaguely familiar to the modern world.