Wednesday, January 24, 2007

Artist of the Week

Andrew Hem

Born in Cambodia, fled to Los Angeles with his parents at the age of 4 months, Andrew Hem has experienced a lot and is now creating art on a high level. At the age of 12, Andrew began writing graffiti, and learning from some of the best graffiti artists in the area. However, during his last semester at Santa Monica College he discovered the world of possibilities in the area of illustration, and began to create a more serious form of art. It is this broad background that shines through in Hem's work and allows him to be accepted by multiple cultures at the same time.

Hem is currently being shown at the Black Maria Gallery, and will begin a show on February 3rd at J Flynn Gallery (Costa Mesa, CA). To see more of his work visit his website.