Andrew Rothfischer

abstract sculpture in glass

Untitled, 2020, cement, cable, sand blasted glass, 30″ x 24″ x 24″

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About the artist:

At this point in my life, I am in the odd paradoxical position of being an “emerging artist” and also moving into my “senior years.” It is an interesting place to be. On the one hand, there is a sense of urgency driving my practice and life experiences that demands to be woven into the artwork. On the other hand, I am a bit like a kid in a candy store who is barely able to take in the wide-open spaces of the creative process and the variety of media available to me (if I only had enough time!).

My art practice has evolved in the last number of years into two distinct but increasingly overlapping areas:

Sculpture: I am drawn to materials that do not necessarily “play well together.” My “palette” is mainly kiln formed glass, cement, stone, and metal artifacts retrieved from the local junkyard. I enjoy the challenging process of mastering and integrating these materials into a coherent whole.

Painting: after many years of landscape and figure drawing, I feel the need to more closely study traditional elements of painting and composition through abstraction. It is both a daunting and exciting adventure that brings together and expands upon my previous artistic disciplines.

blue board and batten building with white door and window

Andrew Rothfischer’s Studio


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Exhibitions

Installation view of KAST Selections exhibition. From Left: Paul Nabuurs, Bronson Smith, David Hickey

Jeffrey Macklin, #typography collage

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