Andrew Archer

I’m completely blown away by the energy in the work of Andrew Archer, a 24 year old New Zealand illustrator who started out as a misguided designer. When I look at his art I think of jazz music, which might be one of those stupid clich├ęs that people say, but so be it. The fluidity and abstractness of his images take you a moment to figure out what’s happening in the scene, and I think that’s awesome. There’s also a simplicity to everything and the color palettes are all quite muted which oddly remind me of Nagel paintings. Be sure to visit his site and see his pieces at full size, it only makes things better.


August 18, 2010