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André Hemer

New Zealand-German, b. 1981
Sky painting #16, 2018, Acrylic and pigment on canvas, 47 x 33 inches
Sky painting #16, 2018, Acrylic and pigment on canvas, 47 x 33 inches

His works embrace and reveal the transformations and transactions occurring between the contemporary digital image and the traditional painted object.

André Hemer (born 1981, New Zealand) is a painter, whose work explores the intersections between digital media and painting. His interest in sampling digital media -- including scans, found digital images or systems, and digital drawings -- is born out of a desire to synthesize the concerns of the post-internet age with more traditional methods and techniques. Combining digital and traditional processes, Hemer sculpts images out of paint, which are scanned on a flatbed scanner. The scans are printed on canvas and function as an underlayer onto which paint is applied and the original sculpted paint is attached, creating a dialogue between material and image. His works embrace and reveal the transformations and transactions occurring between the contemporary digital image and the traditional painted object. 

André Hemer (born 1981, New Zealand) is a painter, whose work explores the intersections between digital media and painting. His interest in sampling digital media -- including scans, found digital images or systems, and digital drawings -- is born out of a desire to synthesize the concerns of the post-internet age with more traditional methods and techniques. Combining digital and traditional processes, Hemer sculpts images out of paint, which are scanned on a flatbed scanner. The scans are printed on canvas and function as an underlayer onto which paint is applied and the original sculpted paint is attached, creating a dialogue between material and image. His works embrace and reveal the transformations and transactions occurring between the contemporary digital image and the traditional painted object. 

 

Hemer’s work has been exhibited widely, with recent solo presentations including The Cobra Effect, Kristin Hjellegjerde Gallery (2018); The Imagist & the Materialist, COMA Gallery, Sydney (2018); Making-Image at LUIS DE JESUS, Los Angeles (2018); Day Paintings, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland (2018); IRL, Yavuz Gallery, Singapore (2017); and New Representation, Chalk Horse Gallery, Sydney (2015). His work has also been shown at a range of art fairs, including presentations at Art Basel (Basel); Art Shanghai Contemporary Fair (Shanghai); and Manila Art Fair (Philippines), and in group presentations across Asia, Europe, and the U.S. In 2017, Hemer was awarded a six-month residency at the International Studio and Curatorial Program in New York. He received his PhD in Painting from Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, Australia (2015) and his MA from the University of Canterbury, New Zealand (2006), including a Postgraduate Research Residency at the Royal College of Art, London (2006). Hemer is currently based in Vienna, Austria.

Works

News

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André Hemer, These days (July 12, 19:38 CEST), 2020. Courtesy the artist and Hollis Taggart, New York.

Editors’ Picks: 16 Events for Your Art Calendar This Week, From a Virtual Print Fair to an IRL Show Inspired by the 19th Amendment

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October 6, 2020
The Smithsonian National Museum of African Art in Washington, DC (photo by Lynn Allen via Flickr)

Week in Review: Senior SFMOMA Curator Resigns; Smithsonian Workers Cite Racism at National Museum of African Art

This Week in the Art World
July 17, 2020
In The Trade, Artist Moves

In The Trade

Artist Moves
October 2019
Week in Review, This Week in the Art World

Week in Review

This Week in the Art World
August 16, 2019
Betti-Sue Hertz To Lead Columbia University’s Wallach Gallery, Bernard Piffaretti Joins Lisson Gallery, And More

Betti-Sue Hertz To Lead Columbia University’s Wallach Gallery, Bernard Piffaretti Joins Lisson Gallery, And More

August 16, 2019
ARTnews in Brief, Spanish Businessman Buys Work Removed from Aichi Triennale, and More from August 15, 2019

ARTnews in Brief

Spanish Businessman Buys Work Removed from Aichi Triennale, and More from August 15, 2019
August 15, 2019
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Publications

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André Hemer: These Days catalogue
André Hemer: These Days
$ 20.00
Highlight, Chelsea
Highlight: Chelsea
$ 20.00
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