’81 Chevy in the City
1980 Trans Am Turbo
1981 GMC Sierra Grande
Studio Member since 2011
b. 1976 prefers person-first language
Andrew Sloan is a Detroit native known for his elaborate drawings of muscle cars, urban architecture, and sports icons. Often informed by an extensive knowledge of the auto industry and aspiration to capture the “Motown spirit”, his vision and style remain cohesive across his body of work while referencing disparate interests and subject matter.
Sloan’s distinct aesthetic is one of incredible detail and careful execution, with thoughtful compositions often breaking the borders of his substrates. Relationships found in nature or within urban landscapes are depicted with subtleties deduced through contemplative observation. Alongside the dynamism and compelling distortion unique to his work, each drawing evokes a diligent, meditative quality reflecting the patience and attention invested in his creative process. Sloan was recently featured in Hyperallergic.
“I did a lot of drawings when I was in elementary school, maybe around 1985 or ’86. I read about cars in magazines, Hot Rod and Petersen’s 4-Wheel and Off-Road. I made art a bit in vocational school, but really didn’t get into it until coming to Chicago. I’ve also been a fan of building model cars since I was a kid. I definitely like General Motors cars. They have a lot of hard torque engines and beautiful looking designs. I look at pictures in magazines, old commercials on YouTube, movies, or TV shows. I don’t work on a drawing real fast, just take my time to get the body design right while looking at the picture. I put ideas and details together from my mind, kind of like a photographic memory.”