Paint Monster (Shizzle my Nizzle, but where's the satisfaction?); Andre Hemer; 2...


Te Manawa


Paint Monster (Shizzle my Nizzle, but where's the satisfaction?)

About this object

At first glance Hemer’s paintings might appear to have been painted quickly and recklessly, however the process he follows is actually quite the opposite. Hemer uses computer drawing technology to create his compositions, and this is the only ‘free’ stage in the process. The translation of the computer generated image to the canvas is a slow and methodical one as by this stage Hemer is essentially working to a plan. He applies paint to the canvas with a brush but works methodically to ensure that no obvious signs of his physical application of the paint are evident. (Exhibition text from: "Are you right not to like Modern art" by Nicola Jennings)


Andre Hemer

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Medium and Materials

Acrylic on canvas

Place Made

New Zealand


1800H x 1800W mm

Subject and Association Description

The colours and titles Hemer chooses are intentionally frivolous and cheap. He points to cosmetic commercials, backlit digital displays and the new season’s fashion palette as sources for these and aims to parody the supposed monumental and enduring quality of art by drawing on such disposable contemporary culture. Hemer also parodies the visual devices of art by creating drips and gestures through technology rather than chance or emotion, distancing them from the artist’s hand which modernist art theory states gives them their meaning.(Exhibition text from: "Are you right not to like Modern art" by Nicola Jennings)

Named Collection

Collection of Te Manawa Art Society Inc.

Credit Line

Purchased, 2009

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