Andrew Myers, visual artist from Germany, based in Laguna Beach, California. Photo © Baldemar Fierro
1.Tell us what you do and your beginnings.
I grew up in Spain and moved to the United States when I was 16. After High School I attended the Laguna College of Art had Design where I focused mostly on figurative drawing and sculpture. I dropped out after 3 years because I felt I was ready to pursue a career in Art. I have been a full-time artist ever since.
2.What are your favorite museums in the world? Why?
There are two museums that stand out as my favorites. The first would have to be the MET in New York City: tt is overwhelmingly huge, but if you take a few days to explore, the experience is amazing. Not only is the art collection fascinating but the weapons and armor section of the museum is loaded with history.
The second would be the Museo Reina Sofia in Madrid. I had the chance to see Picasso’s Guernica in person there; and even though he’s not one of my favorite artists, seeing this piece in person was a beautiful experience.
3.How important are social networks in your business? And which platform do you prefer and why.
Social networks have been the saving grace for lots of working artists. They have given the power back to the artist where 10 years ago the power lied with the art galleries. The chance to be seen by millions and promote oneself has been a great tool for the individual. I mostly use Instagram even though I have more followers on Facebook.
4.What are your future projects?
My goal as an artist is to constantly improve and always push my own boundaries. It has been a very slow year due to Covid-19, so the projects this year were based on survival and commissions. I am working on a few new concepts that I will share soon.
5.To create greater engagement among museums, artists and professionals, do you have any advice for cultural projects such as #MuseumWeek?
I stick to what I’m best at, so giving advice is not my strongest point. I’ll leave that engagement up to you guys since you’re probably great at it.
Andrew Myers on social networks: Instagram
Andrew Myers (Braunshweig, 1979) is a visual artist born in Germany who moved to Spain from a very young age and then lived in Seattle, WA when he was 16. After studying classical sculpture, he began to produce works of art with any material such as oil paint, bronze, charcoal, concrete and screws.
For Myers any object is useful to create mostly portraits using mainly thousands of painted screws and sometimes to understand the work, you also have to play with the shadows. They are three-dimensional, pop and original works of art, and so the artist founded Screw Art in 2008, to offer the art market an unusual and very different production from paintings on canvas. Andrew Myers lives and works in Laguna Beach, CA.