Maker Monday: Andy Blank

Andy Blank sounds like a character’s name from a book, and for good reason. The modern artist never shows his face, and his website is beautifully simple; there are no bells and whistles. Blank sells art for two hundred dollars or less, shipped fully framed with hanging equipment and instructions, with the ideology that art should be accessible to everyone. With fun, abstract, rebellious pieces, Blank uses his eye for design to spread color and creativity to contemporary art lovers. Take a look at some of Blank’s work and his answers to our #MakerMonday questions below.

Blank lays it on thick.

Andrew Joseph: What is one thing no one knows about you?
Andy Blank: What I look like.

Andrew: Favorite piece of clothing you own?
Andy: Anything not covered in paint, glue or tape.

Andrew: Style (or design) icon?
Andy: Andy Warhol for obvious reasons.

Titled “Bright White Light,” this textured painting is simple but stunning.

Andrew: What would you like to be remembered for?
Andy: Rearranging the art world and flipping it on its head.

Andrew: How do you maintain a work/life balance?
Andy: It’s easy; in my case, my life has always been art. But if I had to say something about it I’d say don’t separate them.

Andrew: A skill you’re working on mastering.
Andy: Art framing and hanging. How art is framed and hung is part of the piece itself. I am currently working on redesigning the frame I send out with all my works on paper and photography and am constantly discovering new and exciting ways to how art can be displayed.

Blank’s “Acid Trip” is a multicolored tab.

Andrew: Favorite City to recharge.
Andy: Brooklyn. It has its own energy and people which is different from anywhere else in the world. Anything you’ll ever need is in this city.

Andrew: Favorite place to view art
Andy: In someone’s home.

About The Maker | Andy Blank is an anonymous modern artist. His bio is as follows: “I’m an artist born and bred in Brooklyn, New York. I want to make art for absolutely everyone. Contemporary art should be museum quality, handmade and always make you smile.”

Andrew Joseph is a regular contributing editor for ASPIRE DESIGN AND HOME magazine. See more of his work here

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