To view all work available by Artist Andrew Smenos visit artsy. The painter and sculptor Andrew Smenos is a graduate of The Ringling College of Art and Design. His work has been featured in numerous publications including The New York Times, The Daily Beast and ArtInfo. Andrew lives and works in Brooklyn, New York. Smenos lovingly hand carves childlike images from wood which he paints and then mounts on pedestals to serve as models for these large sized paintings. Each angle of the roughly hewn woden toys are painted with a sophisticated understanding of light shadow and color. The deliberate center placement of the figures, painted in an assured and knowing manner calls into question what is viewed through the adult eye when viewing these totems of lost childhood. Smenos work will be appearing at the 2013 Miami Art Basel exhibition.
Adult people tend to be very disconnected from whimsical kid stuff. They tend to shun the stuff that once made so much sense to them…like sinking the stepping-stones that got you so far. The stuff I make is more about finding balance and making peace with the things that got us to where we are now.