Saturday, May 31, 2008

Andrew Verhoeckx

Andrew's work is like sitting in on an automobile autopsy One can't help to see cars as living creatures through his eyes.
"I try to capture through my paintings the overall sensual pleasure that I feel when viewing muscle cars. The way paint embraces the cast or forged steel. How oil can transform steel from cold and dead to lusciously wet, warm and soft as a living being. The parallel between cars and humans is remarkable in the way they functionally mimic each other. Take for example, the engine. It is the heart of the car-it breathes, pumps and brings out the personality of the car. Turning the ignition brings the car to life. We as humans have a natural desire to form and cast things in our own image. We have a yearning to create like our God."

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