Andre Bogart Szabo creates work on canvas and paper. His process is unique in that he relies on the repetition of a found object or gesture to create his imagery. In the repetition of one form, one line, after another, he builds rich and expansive fields and textures. There is a tension that exists between his dedicated repetition of line and the irregularities within the process of making. Variables such as the condition of the pigment stick, application of line, and irregular spacing between marks lead to images that are minimal and expressive both at once.
Szabo’s paintings and works on paper feature but are limited to black and white. His use of black is intended to bring attention to the quality of line and immediacy of gesture valued by calligraphy. Szabo’s work is in part inspired by the photographic motion studies of Eadweard Muybridge and the work of Agnes Martin and Brice Marden. His work seeks to bypass the free hand gesture of abstract expressionism and cold severity of minimalism.
Szabo lives and works in New York, New York. He was born in Washington, DC in 1990. In 2012, he received his BA from Emerson College’s Visual Media Arts department.