Born in 1976, Andrew Sloan joined the Arts of Life in 2011. The Detroit native is known for his drawings of automobiles, urban engineering and nature. His style holds true regardless of the disparate persuasions of his subject matter. They are linked through his individual artistic imprint.
“Look at how much the design is on their bodies and how their noses are shaped. It’s kind of like a friendly like approach, communication, that the deer do. They are attracted to each other. I drew them further apart in the space. The body language, how they are looking at each other, how their ears are pointed up too. Signs of how wildlife is a God-given thing. Beauty. We should preserve it more.”
Sloan’s style is one of incredible detail and careful construction. Thoughtful compositions break the borders of his substrates. Animals interact with subtleties deduced through contemplative observation. Alongside the energy and action in Sloan’s artwork, each piece carries a detailed, meditative quality. This is due to the patience and attention Sloan dedicates to his artistic process.
“Art keeps me relaxed when I’m sad or depressed and wanting to be out on my own. I do art to keep myself busy and draw negative things out of my mind. Art puts that great emotion in you. It brings you up when you feel down. It makes you feel better.”
Inside the Box
Circle Contemporary North Shore, Glenview, IL - 2019
The Waisman Foundation, Madison, WI - 2017
Winter Art Expo
Evanston Art Center - 2017