Andrew Chalfen is a visual artist and musician living and working in Philadelphia. He just completed a two-person show entitled “Synesthesia” at the National Building in Philadelphia. A 2021 solo show of recent work was featured at the Abington Art Center. 2020 was full of awards and his first showing at a museum, the Delaware Contemporary. In 2019 many of his pieces were featured at Inliquid's "Hatch" group show and at the Magic Garden's two-person show "Patterns of Obsession, both in Philadelphia." He is the winner of the Bombay Sapphire Artisan Series Mid-Atlantic Regional for 2018 and his piece "Vibration Lands" was displayed at SCOPE Miami during the Art Basel/Art Miami fair.
I am a visual artist living and working in Philadelphia. I work mainly in acrylics but increasingly incorporate mixed media and three-dimensional elements into my pieces. I am fascinated by patterns, and how they ripple, radiate, refract, bloom, interact, and cluster. My works allude to aerial views, cartography, architectural renderings, musical notation, urban-like densities, and other natural and man-made patterns.
My process mirrors that of my songwriting and music arranging, involving the repetition of a small selection of formal elements, subtle variation, the timbre of the color palate, rhythm, and randomization strategies.
More recent abstract geometric pieces, including painted sculptures, explore themes of nostalgia, anxiety, climate change, play, musicality, fragility, physical and psychic fragmentation, and allusions to impenetrable data, all reflective of, and perhaps counter to, accelerating planetary chaos.