Artist Andrew V Kennedy
Andrew V. Kennedy is a 30-something, Brooklyn artist of African American and Irish descent. I honestly can’t say that I recall how I came across his work; my guess is the venerable Bomb Magazine. If not that, then through some other serendipitous Internet musing.
In any case, Kennedy’s work is the painting that now serves as my banner. I promised to tell you about him last Friday, but time got away, as it often does. Tuesday it is then! Better late than never.
andrew v kennedy
One might almost get tempted to call Kennedy’s work conceptual art, because just as much thought goes into the concept behind each piece as does into the visuals. AVK’s mission statement is not one, but four, fairly long essays on different, contemporary American political issues. On his website, essays range from topics about Middle Eastern politics, American military alliances, economic failure, racism, and Obama. And you see the result of this commentary in his 6 foot paintings and graphite drawings.