I have been working on these “Wheels” pictures continuously for the past ten years. The images I have included in this portfolio are a firsthand witness to the quirks and characters associated with mobile (and immobile) American culture.
I explore photography’s capacity to simultaneously catalog with intense clarity while still leaving key elements to the imagination. By showing only a fragment of a narrative in a fraction of a second, I attempt to trigger shared expectations and experiences in my viewers. Naturally, an observer will want to construct a linear (and potentially logical) narrative to images in my portfolio, asking questions about what has transpired (or what is about to transpire) in front of the lens. By focusing on initially quotidian elements in the world around me, I emphasize the out of the ordinary details such as the crushed beer can on the ground in front of a green wall in Pittsburgh, or the sleek black Cadillac in repose under giant hedges. Evidence of personality and culture that emerge from the vernacular fascinate me.
Andrew M.K. Warren lives in Boston. His work has been widely exhibited, most recently at the Panopticon Gallery in Boston, Flash Forward Photography Festival in Boston, Lincoln Arts Project in Waltham, the Griffin Museum in Winchester, and the New Hampshire Institute of Art in Manchester. His work consists mainly of examinations of transit, but also covers a variety of subject matter including wheels, inflatable objects, haircuts, monsters and musical performances. Andrew is an avid surfer, cyclist, and skateboarder, and often incorporates these activities into his artwork. Andrew attended the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Tufts University for his BFA and MFA, and has been teaching at BB&N since 2007.
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