A continued penchant for the mythological, a use of symbols and signs prevails in San Francisco-based artist Andrew Schoultz’s recent works on paper. The restless mélange of images—from medieval references and apocryphal symbolism to folk sensibilities and graffiti applications—collide into the artist’s unique narratives.
In his works on paper produced at Aurobora, Schoultz used the intaglio press to print and counter proof images. Some of these monotypes have a singular theme referencing the compound eye while others have been cut and reassembled to form large mixed-media compositions which have been extensively hand worked by the artist. Crumbling towers, rider-less horses, de-forested landscapes, and tornado-spawning hands form a cohesive narrative that pulls the viewer into a twilight-zone vortex where a chaotic world is on the brink of collapse.
San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA; The Frederick R. Weisman Art Foundation, Los Angeles, CA; The Progressive Art Collection, Mayfield Village, OH; Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP, San Francisco, CA; Palm Springs Art Museum, Palm Springs, CA