San Francisco based Andrew Schoultz has a pictorial approach to social and political commentary. Through his paintings, drawings, murals, and installations, Schoultz uses symbols and iconography to illustrate the weightier issues of contemporary life in America. Although Schoultz exhibits in galleries and museums, he often works in large-scale installations and public murals with the intention of making his work available to the general public.
In densely layered, chaotic, narrative imagery, Schoultz explores environmental crises like oil spills and natural disasters, political issues such as war and corruption, and the economics of globalization and capitalism.
We are going to like almost everything Escif does at this point, and his new work for the Nuart produced ____Capitalism? project in Bergen, Norway is top stuff. The fact that his work was completely squashed in SF by tags is a good sign that there is a lot of respect going out to the Spanish-muralist at this point. We love this work.
Escif, who showed with us this past summer in a conceptual project with fellow Spanish artist SAN, just wrapped up a few pieces with the Nuart team’s new festival, ____Capitalism?. The concept is “What happens if you mash an elitist academic institution like the Norwegian School of Economics with the anti-authoritative counter-cultural street art movement?” This is what Escif came up with… we think this is in Bergen, Norway, if you are in the neighborhood.
Its kind of like a sunrise, where you can’t seem to tell where the earth begins and the sky ends and it is all just so beautiful and confusing and awe-inspiring and you get a tear in your eye… that is what capitalism in China means to us.
Remember how the Chinese factory worker couldn’t believe the shit he was making for Americans? Now he can’t believe the shit he is making for his wife. The tables have turned.