Courtesy of the Artist and Hannah Hoffman, Los Angeles
With its quick application of paint, Andy Robert’s Flint takes on an almost pictographic quality, serving as a stark yet potent comment on the severe water crisis that has swept the city of Flint, Michigan since 2014 when its water source became contaminated by lead. The investigations and lawsuits that emerged from the mismanagement and political concealment of this public health emergency still echo today, and Robert's paired-down yet impactful composition continues his previous explorations of image-based communication in the 21st century. Born in Haiti, Robert is a graduate of the Whitney Independent Study Studio Program and most recently completed the famed Artist-in-Residence program at The Studio Museum in Harlem in 2016-17.
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Born in 1984, Andy Robert works primarily in painting and collage of found objects and photographs. A recent Studio Museum of Harlem Artist-in-Residence, Robert’s work is currently on view there as part of the exhibition “We Go as They.” He has also had exhibitions at Full Haus and Blind Contour in Los Angeles, and was included in the 2015 Bienal de las Fronteras in Mexico.
Image rights: Courtesy of the Artist and Hannah Hoffman, Los Angeles