Andrew Brischler (b. 1987, Long Island, NY) lives and works in New York, NY. A recent graduate of the School of Visual Arts MFA program, Brischler's work examines the pathology of abstraction. Brischler uses universally recognized tropes of twentieth century image making--hard edged geometry, sublime color gradients, and intuitive, feverish scrawls--and isolates them onto studio beaten canvas. In short, Brischler's practice is devoted to embedding humanity, anxiety, shame, and recklessness into what would otherwise be modest, banal paintings. This discordant mashup of minimalism, popular culture, and intentionally flawed modes of studio production conjure notions of futility, impermanence, loss, and a kind of antagonism that challenges the canon of contemporary art history as much as embraces it.
Brischler's work has appeared in group shows throughout New York City and abroad, including the much publicized "Virgins Show" curated by Marilyn Minter at Family Business Gallery. In 2012, Brischler was featured in New American Paintings #98: Northeast Edition; his first solo exhibition, Goodbye To All That opened in May 2012 at Gavlak Gallery in Palm Beach, Florida. In 2013, Brischler was included in the group show 39greatjones curated by Ugo Rondinone at Galerie Eva Presenhuber in Zurich, Switzerland. Most recently, he participated in The Armory Show in New York City with Gavlak Gallery, Palm Beach as well as Art Rotterdam with Office Baroque Gallery, Antwerp. Forthcoming, Brischler will be featured alongside photographer David Haxton in Gavlak Gallery's booth at NADA New York in May 2013.
Andrew Brischler is represented by Gavlak Gallery, Palm Beach, FL.