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“Lumbosacral Abstraction” by Andrew Comeau: Color oil on canvas paintin of s a mix of different nerve, muscle, and anatomical structures using blues, reds, yellows, and black.

“Lumbosacral Abstraction”

Artist: Andrew Comeau, Andover

Description: 14” x 20” oil on canvas paper. After having a lumbar spinal fusion, I had taken a considerable break from my studio practice and had spent a good deal of time trying to understand what was done to me and how it might effect my studio practice. I read countless hospital and surgical notes which kept me busy trying to decipher and understand exactly what they were talking about. Reading these notes inspired me to research muscle, nerve, and anatomical structures, which is how I came to creating this painting. While I was away from the studio, I made abstracted digital collages of different parts of the anatomy that were altered during my surgery. Creating the collages was a way for me deal with what I was going through, but also to help me understand and learn what occurred during my surgery. When I got back to the studio, I had these digital collages and felt the need to try and translate one of them into an oil painting. The painting is a mix of different nerve, muscle, and anatomical structures which I re-imagined through color and space.

Artist Statement: My painting depicts the theme “Breaking Barriers” as it relates to the challenges I have faced over the past couple of years due to lumbosacral scoliosis and especially in recent months after having a lumbar spinal fusion which I knew could temporarily or permanently have an impact on my artistic practice. This was the first painting I began to work on after my surgery and although it took me longer to complete in comparison to how I previously had worked, it was extremely gratifying to be able to get back into the studio, painting. Acquiring new ways of working and still having it feel just like it always had prior to surgery was a major victory for me.

About the Artist: Andrew Comeau was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1994. He received his BFA in Painting from the Massachusetts College of Art & Design in Boston, MA. He is currently pursuing his Masters of Arts in Teaching in Art Education at The School of Museum of Fine Arts at Tufts University in Boston, MA. Comeau’s new paintings and mixed media works explore the theme of traumatic experience and how traumatic experiences change the way artists create. Comeau has exhibited works at the Student Life Gallery at MassArt in Boston, the Godine Family Gallery in Boston, Bakalar and Paine Galleries in Boston, as well as at the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Hospital (Longwood) in Boston.

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