I was born in Austria in May 1964. After studying Business Pedagogics & Administration, receiving some scientific prizes and graduating with an excellence PhD, I worked several years in (international) management.
Then I lost my job and for several years couldn't find a new one. During that time I tried to start up own projects. But without success.
So one day I came up with the idea of starting painting and photographing...
I was very happy doing this and very soon felt, that being an artist, is exactly what I want to be now.
This happened in Spring 2014 and therefor was the beginning of "Andy Crown Art".
Using watercolors, felt pens, colored pencils, photos etc. on paper, various typical "Andy Crown style artworks" emerge.
I never search ideas, they always find me.
The compositions range from very simple to complex.
Main elements are colorfulness, contrast, playing with words, easiness, joy - but also seriousness and deepness.
Issues vary, from freedom and love to (system) critique.
Generally you will find a lot of varied pictures.
Here you find approx. 600 pictures online.
My photographic tools are a simple digital- and a smartphone- camera.
The Photographs are never edited or posed. This guarantees a maximum of authenticity. So we can catch a glimpse of a moment.
The issues vary from droll to beautiful, from buildings to nature.
Generally you will find a lot of varied photographs.
Here you find approx. 500 photographs online.
"It is not an art to recognise the ingenuity of artists already recognised.
It is an art to recognise the ingenuity of artists not yet recognised."
"The artist should not only paint what he sees before him, but also what he sees in himself.
If, however, he sees nothing within him, then he should refrain from painting what he sees before him."
Caspar David Friedrich (1774 - 1840)