André Hemer
Andre Hemer is an artist whose work investigates the intersections between digital media, painting and the way we see and perceive the contemporary world.

While early works focused on translating computer generated imagery to hand-made painting, more recent work is about blurring the boundaries, and creating a new kind of representation. Inherent in this is an exploration of the way art speaks to the era in which it is created. This has led to a new mode of making that embraces and integrates the digital and the handmade - printed imagery from computer or scanner combined with layers of spray paint, oil, acrylic and thick impasto.

The result is a sensuous amalgam of hybrid forms of image making -- a complex and teasing interplay between flatness and three-dimensional tactility. Here documentary and a visual imaginary combine in a new romantic and material representation suggesting both Turner's skies and 'strawberry fields' where 'nothing is real'.

Hemer has worked full time as an artist since completing his Master of Fine Arts at the University of Canterbury in 2006. He has secured numerous international residencies and exhibited widely throughout New Zealand, Australia, Asia, Europe and the United States. In 2014, his work was chosen for the cover of the Thames & Hudson book, '100 Painters of Tomorrow'. In early 2015 he completed a PhD in Fine Arts at the University of Sydney. The first survey of his work - Andre Hemer: 2005 -2015 was held at the Pataka Art Museum in 2015. In 2016 he won two significant New Zealand awards, the Paramount Award in the Wallace Art Awards and an Arts Foundation New Generation Award. The Wallace Award includes a six month residency at the International Studio and Curatorial Program in New York, which he will undertake in 2017. Andre lives and works in Vienna Austria.

I hardly ever meet paintings like me anymore
2010
Andre Hemer
acrylic and pigment on canvas, 610 x 610 mm
I hardly ever meet paintings like me anymore
2010
Andre Hemer
acrylic and pigment on canvas, 610 x 610 mm

SOLD
Electricity tastes like a planet around a star
2011
Andre Hemer
gouache and ink on paper, 585 x 525 mm
Electricity tastes like a planet around a star
2011
Andre Hemer
gouache and ink on paper, 585 x 525 mm

SOLD
Swag, Smushing, and Nicki Minaj
2011
Andre Hemer
acrylic and pigment on canvas, 2000 x 1500 mm
Swag, Smushing, and Nicki Minaj
2011
Andre Hemer
acrylic and pigment on canvas, 2000 x 1500 mm

SOLD
Top Ten at Ten presented by J Dilla and Julian D (Tha Record Producers)
2011
Andre Hemer
gouache and ink on paper, 405 x 330 mm
Top Ten at Ten presented by J Dilla and Julian D (Tha Record Producers)
2011
Andre Hemer
gouache and ink on paper, 405 x 330 mm

SOLD
Stack #1
2013
Andre Hemer
acrylic and pigment on canvas, 350 x 280 mm
Stack #1
2013
Andre Hemer
acrylic and pigment on canvas, 350 x 280 mm

SOLD
Sky sculpture (Glimmer)
2020
Andre Hemer
HD video (H.264) 1980 x 1080, 1 min 20 sec loop. vertical format
Sky sculpture (Glimmer)
2020
Andre Hemer
HD video (H.264) 1980 x 1080, 1 min 20 sec loop. vertical format

SOLD