Untitled (Fracture Series)
My artwork is a direct reflection of my own observations and experiences within society. Collecting these, I translate them into contemplative visual and experiential art. Since my work is driven by experience and idea, I am able to free myself from specific media concerns enabling the utilization of any medium that successfully develops my response. The multiplicity of forms I have created; which include painting, video, sculpture, and installation, are presented in such a way as to encourage the viewer to engage with them as an experience of space and form on a psychological, illusory and/or physical level.
Andrew Kaufman received his Master of Fine Arts degree in 2002 from the University of South Florida in a studio art program that emphasized the coupling of concept and form. Kaufman considers himself a convergent artist, letting idea dictate medium, which has led to a multiplicity of mediums that include video, sound, sculpture, painting and digital print. He has exhibited in a range venues, including Hallways Contemporary Art Center (Buffalo, NY), Nudashank Gallery (Baltimore, MD), Eastern Michigan University (Ypsilanti, MI), Sushi Center for the Urban Arts (San Diego, CA), Primo Piano (Lecce, Italy), International Short Film Festival G-niale (Stralsund, Germany), and Taiwan’s National Experimental Theatre (Taipei). Andrew Kaufman is currently an Associate Professor of Art at Grinnell College.