Andre Holder grew up in San Diego for the most part. Graduated from Art Center College of Design with BFA in Illustration.Andrew has shown in Sydney, Tokyo and London among others. Some of his Clients are Roxy, Urban Outfitters and Arkitip. He currently live/works in Los Angeles.
Andrew Holder’s work is currently featured in our LBLimited: quarterly art subscription along with artists Brent Banta and Thomas Mulvane.
What is your earliest art-related memory?
I remember sitting at the kitchen table with paper and a box of crayons. I would sit there for what seemed like hours just draw.
Who has had the greatest influence on your work?
My family.They have always been very supportive and are all creative people in their own way.
What are the main tools of your craft?
Pencils, pens, acrylics, my computer and everything that goes along with screen-printing.
Is a formal education important?
I don’t think that it is for everyone. School was great for me,I learned a lot about myself.
What is the biggest misconception about art?
That there is not complexity in simplicity.
Which is more important in art - concept or execution?
I would say concept is more important but execution is a very close second.
What theme or aesthetic are you most drawn too?
I am usually drawn to imagery that is well designed and thought out.
What is your favorite piece of art in your home?
A David Weidman piece titled “Harbor”. I am a big fan of his.
If you could collaborate with anyone, living or dead, who would it be?
Charles and Ray Eames. (that’s two, I cheated)
Which emerging artist do you think more people should know about?
The fact that I am able to make art for a living.
What has been your biggest roadblock?
How do you define success?
Having a healthy balance between work and play while still being able to afford to do so.
What will be the name of your autobiography?
Freckles Make you Look Tan From a Distance
What is the best piece of (art-related) advice you’ve ever been given?
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