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Cardinals by Andrew Denman <Back to Thumbnails "Study for 'The Boy's Club'"
16 x 12"
Acrylic on Cradled Board
2023
Cardinals
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This piece is available by fixed price draw from the National Museum of Wildlife Art's 2023 Western Visions Exhibition. Contact the venue for further information.

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"Study for 'The Boys Club'" is something of a marriage of my Pattern & String Theory Series. My Pattern work focuses on animals that are so common as to become overlooked. Recontextualizing these subjects in a repetitive, pop-art inspired context, forces viewers to reconsider the familiar. My String Theory series explores birds perching on abstract lines and bars of color. Though not objectively descriptive of anything as prosaic as telephone wires or branches, these lines become new environments simply by juxtaposing them with recognizable subjects. This contrast and the resulting tension between flat areas of color and representational realism is my primary interest, both in this painting and in my art in general.

Though three of the cardinals are painted “true to life,” they act less as focal points than they do as launching pads for an exploration of vivid color relationships and entirely abstract patternmaking. This painting is a study for a larger piece already in progress.

























Welcome to the online home for artwork by Andrew Denman, an Arizona–based, internationally recognized, award-winning contemporary wildlife artist. Denman primarily paints wildlife and animal subjects in a unique, hallmark style combining hyper-realism with stylization and abstraction. His dynamic and original acrylic paintings can be found in museum collections on two continents and in numerous private collections in the USA and abroad. His clear voice, unique vision, and commitment to constant artistic experimentation have positioned him on the forefront of an artistic vanguard of the best contemporary wildlife and animal painters working today.
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