Andy Denzler Uses Simple Techniques For Big Achievements

Sometimes an artist will do something so simply wonderful that you can only think that it’s, well, kind of dumb. It’s dumb how creatively brilliant he or she is, kind of like ugly animals and pets sometimes appear to be adorable. That’s how I feel about Andy Denzler‘s current body of work, in which he takes well-rendered oil paintings of otherwise traditionally boring subjects and simply flattens out parts of them before they’re dry. While I’m sure Denzler thinks quite critically about where to smudge the paintings, but there is an element of controlled randomness still, where pressure of hand, speed of manipulation, and wetness of paint most definitely result in slight organic patterning.

Someday, I hope to be lucky enough to own one of these and be able to study it up close and personal…

Vivian Hua 華婷婷 is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer. As the Executive Director of Northwest Film Forum in Seattle and Editor-in-Chief of the interdisciplinary arts publication, REDEFINE, much of her work unifies her metaphysical interests with her belief that art can positively transform the self and society. She regularly shares human-centered stories through her storytelling newsletter, RAMBLIN’ WITH VEE! In 2020, she will [hopefully] begin production on a comedic Asian-American series entitled Reckless Spirits.

Ask Vivian about MARSHMALLOWS, cuz she's gross... and being tips for being frugal while nomading!

Vivian Hua
vivian.redefine@gmail.com

Vivian Hua 華婷婷 is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer. As the Executive Director of Northwest Film Forum in Seattle and Editor-in-Chief of the interdisciplinary arts publication, REDEFINE, much of her work unifies her metaphysical interests with her belief that art can positively transform the self and society. She regularly shares human-centered stories through her storytelling newsletter, RAMBLIN’ WITH VEE! In 2020, she will [hopefully] begin production on a comedic Asian-American series entitled Reckless Spirits. Ask Vivian about MARSHMALLOWS, cuz she's gross... and being tips for being frugal while nomading!

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