Arboretum: Paintings by Andrew Christman ’92 in Speer Gallery through May 11
“It has been said by the ancients that poetry is a picture without form, and painting is a poem with form.” — Hua I (Song Dynasty
In his latest series of multi-media collages and paintings, Andrew Christman continues to draw upon sources from both Eastern and Western painting traditions. It is his belief that the forms and contours of trees present viewers with potent metaphors for the varied states of the human spirit. In addition to referencing contemporary “recognition” field guides, abstract expressionist paintings and Asian art, Christman has recently synthesized children’s drawings of trees with his unfolding impressions of the trees that he encounters around the world.
Andrew Christman attended Pratt Institute for Painting, where he obtained his Bachelor of Fine Arts and later studied at the Sotheby's Institute of Art at Manchester University, UK where he earned his M.A. in East Asian Art.
Christman is currently an Advisor/Teacher at El Centro de Estudiantes, an alternative high school in Kensington, Philadelphia.
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