Andrew Holmquist

Andrew Holmquist

Looking In All The Wrong Places


-> Feb 6 2024 – Apr 27 2024

Galería Karen Huber

today open 11:00AM 3:00PM

Karen Huber Gallery presents the opening of the first solo exhibition in Mexico by Los Angeles-based artist Andrew Holmquist t who will be presenting Looking In All The Wrong Places in the Main Room.

Andrew Holmquist (1985, Northfield, MN, USA), presents a new body of work in which the Los Angeles-based painter reflects on the three years he lived in Berlin. The paintings show scenes from a period around 2017, just when the idea of leaving the city began to circle the artist's mind. Scenes of urban and cosmopolitan life - public parks, city streets, urinals, clubs, bars and lounges (classically modernist themes, in the tradition of Lautrec, Manet, etc.). They are painted ambivalently, with a distancing of attraction-repulsion. Holmquist's exuberant work explores the intersection of popular and queer culture, taking us on a pictorial journey that oscillates between the figurative and the abstract, calling into question the distinction between fantasy and reality.

Raised in Northfield, Minnesota, Andrew moved to Chicago in 2003 to attend The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he received his BFA (08) and MFA (14) and was awarded the Carrie Ellen Merit Scholarship. Tuttle Fellowship and the Luminarts Cultural Foundation Visual Arts Fellowship for young, promising artists from the Chicago region.

His work is part of the permanent collections of the Rachofsky Collection at The Warehouse, Dallas, Illinois State Museum, Providence College Collection, University of Illinois, University of Chicago, Joan Flasch Artist Book Collection, JPMorgan Chase Art Collection, Progressive Art Collection, BMO Harris Art Collection, Fidelity Art Collection and First Midwest Bank Collection. He has had solo and group exhibitions in Chicago, Los Angeles, New York, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Nashville, Williamstown, Vancouver and Berlin.

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