Andy Gilmore is the most impressive abstract contemporary artist I’ve come across in a while. While I spontaneously associated the kaleidoscopic aspect in his work, another interesting reference I found quotes his art to be “visually acoustic, his often complex arrangements referencing the scales and melodies in music”.
Online magazine THE VERGE picked up on the musical reference, too. In 2013 they described the scope of Gilmore’s compositions as “very broad, (…) often inspired by patterns both in nature or urban environments, (…) a certain rhythm prevalent throughout his work”.
Gilmore graduated with a Bachelor Of Fine Arts at SUNY Empire State College. However, he states the “bookstores, bakeries, and theaters where he worked” had more impact on his life and art than the actual education.
Andy has done commission work for clients including Wired Magazine, The New York Times, Fast Company, Wallpaper*, Nike, and Warp Records. Andy lives and works in Rochester, New York.
(h/t THE VERGE for the quotes!)
I don’t generally just sit down with something in my mind, but as I’m working it all just kind of unravels… I feel like so much of what I do is just doing it, and talking about it is such a completely different game…
I just work.”
When I see patterns in nature like petals or leaves or flowers I always count them, and I’m very aware of those relationships and the numbers that exist in nature. I think about that a lot and I do bring those numbers into my work.”