Andrea Joyce Heimer uses her flat narrative paintings to communicate playful innocence as well as darker and more controversial themes from personal experience as well as allegorical historical narratives. Heifer grew up as an adopted child in Montana but currently works and resides in New York. The artist is an adoptee whose records are sealed, which means that she has no access to her heritage or any biographical information such as where her parents came from or whom they might be. However, Andrea Joyce Heimer makes the most out of her background and surroundings in her artworks as she plays with themes she has encountered growing up, as well as depicting moments from Montana’s history as scenes of disconnection and miscommunication. Heimer aims to present these and other moments of insecurity, loneliness, anger, and detachment in a flat visual perspective as if her art were to be documented and recorded as historical in a matter-of-fact style. Her pieces achieve this as they hold beautiful compositions and friendly colors while bringing matters (ones that people usually tend to try to avoid) out into the open. Find the bright as well as the melancholy in the artist’s works below!
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