The closer you get to the work, the more the surface begins to reveal its details. It’s the same experience I had when I first looked at a Swallowtail wing up close—what seemed like a mostly-white wing from afar was suddenly transformed into a maze of colorful layers and grid-like patterns of dark veins. I was amazed that the surface could appear lighter-than-air and magical from afar, but up close, that very same surface was an incredibly complex nanostructure made of iridescent scales and longitudinal ridges. I find the combination of complexity and sheer beauty found in Nature to be awe-inspiring and wondrous. – Andrea Marie Breiling
Andrea Marie Breiling (b. Phoenix, AZ) received her BFA in Studio Art and Gender Studies from UC Irvine in 2008 and her MFA in Studio Art from Claremont Graduate University in 2014. Her work belongs in the public collections of ICA Miami; Phoenix Art Museum, Deji Art Museum, Nanjing; Dangxia Art Foundation, Beijing; X Museum, Beijing; and CVG Foundation, Beijing. Breiling was recognized by Artsy as one of the “Top 10 Women Abstract Artists on the Rise” in 2023, the same year that she was named one of Ocula’s “Five Artists to Watch,” and was highlighted by Barry Schwabsky in ArtNet as one of the “13 Artists Poised to Break Out Big in 2023.” Andrea lives and works in the New York metropolitan area.
[excerpted from Almine Rech Gallery website: www.alminerech.com]