we are privileged to be alive
Blood Brother. A mosquito filled with my own blood. Exhibited in No One Paid For This @ Stolen Art Gallery. The piece blew away in the wind. September 24, 2016.

Me in studio February 2016


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Hello. This is my website. Its a .blogspot because its free and I can update it as I wish. Sometimes function beats form.
"What do you even make?"- people ask.
Alot of culture happens because we see holes where no one is taking advantage.
I tried to make an explanation for my website but too many god damn explanations everywhere. It makes sense to me
I love my life and I take art dead serious



ART HAS EVERYTHING TO DO WITH HOW WE LIVE
OR HOW WE WANT TO LIVE


PAINTING

Art is traveling through the world gathering up magic power from experiences and shooting it at a singular empty point in time to make a new experience thats both totally manufactured and perfectly organic

IF OBJECTS WORK AS A TOOL TO TRANSMIT EXPERIENCES OR INERTIA THATS GREAT
IF NO OBJECT IS NECESSARY FOR THE TRANSMISSION OF EXPERIENCES THATS MAYBE EVEN BETTER
HERE I USED A WATER BOTTLE TO DRINK OUT OF THE MACKENZIE RIVER OUTSIDE OF EUGENE OREGON
I just got an industrial sewing machine 
Also Im doing alot of whittling with a swiss army knife
Something is happening where the past doesnt matter and plans dont matter. There will always be the past and there will always be plans, but we have to move forward and keep exploring. I am so thankful that art allows me to approach life in the way that it does.
A picture of the artist hoping to appear attractive



hey so more and more just doing fun things in your life is the best art. i am sure of it.
art is not really all that impactful at the end of the day homeboy with $700mil’s work is still boring and will not affect my life whatsoever other than the 5minutes I spent last night making a meme about how hes lamer than Thom Kinkade. but meeting that old man from the Bolshoi ballet or that other old man who saved priceless art from the Nazis during ww2 or doing backflips in stunt planes or getting your foot run over by your drunk friend or riding a donkey down to the bottom of the grand canyon or taking some big risk that doesnt pan out or reading some incredibly mean thing about you that someone wrote or failing out of school or throwing a tv off of a bridge or riding your bike through a tall grass field or licking a sculpture or having skype sex or driving backwards past a line of cops in riot gear screaming at the top of your lungs all these things are good art and give us a reason to rethink what we are doing while we are here and put the gloriousness of it all into soothing perspective so yes
i am trying to reconcile with the idea of making objects. just making objects that follow a canon that let you know that I am competent enough to build a brand and sustain it. act the part. mack the part. Then you will give me money for my objects because we are both freaks. if people want to make money well rock and roll but that doesnt validate shit
My website and work and clothes and sleep schedule and interests and diet and love life are all equally, perfectly, all over the place, tightly radiating from me, and I have zero shame or guilt or worries or fear about this. What I do is done either with conviction or not at all. 
My "brand" is secure because I say it is. Its that simple. I am going to keep making art at an elite level for the rest of my life because I choose to. 
you will die so I hope that activity you are obsessively engaged in is the most fun you can have.
my mom wants me to figure out a middle ground so that I can have money to eat and buy polo shirts. pretty sure I will probably get kicked out of the house im living in. I am not tame or polished or punctuated because having a 36th chamber command of art allows me to take advantage of every systemic loophole that i find. Something about seeing waves crest. 
every single experience I have makes me a better artist. 
selling, not selling, fucking, not fucking, crying, not crying, thinking, not thinking. I am not just acting like a dick because Im a spoiled punk. A curator came to a show of mine once and essentially asserted that I am immature and acting out of shock value. Life is too grandiose and horrifying to waste time trying to shock people with whacky objects. A really important part of culture which commerce likes to sweep under the rug is making what you want to see but that you havent seen. That extends so far past art objects, into behavior, language, presentation, the way we treat eachother. Etc etc etc. Look at this website carefully. Im sorry for asking so much of you, but I think its important that you take art seriously. I want you to get the most out of your life. I demand this of myself as well. 


ARTISTS STATEMENT


A ssketch
CALLEJERO closing party w Mexican Jihad in foreground
My moms garden
******************A PROTOTYPE FOR AN EXPERIENCE******************
If we are not having fun we are squandering a miraculous opportunity





Ian Swanson holds a book that I wrote


ANDREWBIRK@GMAIL.COM







CULTURED YOUNG MAN MAKING CULTURED THINGS FR CULTURE
I did ballet as a child which in retrospect was probably my introduction to "High Culture"


THIS
Will art ever be as impactful as putting ones feet in the ocean? Is putting ones feet in the ocean art?
I used to only walk with an objective and now I walk for the sake of walking and something about this is art. I should figure out what

casa de toño duh

SOME STUFF ID LIKE TO DO IN THE FUTURE




video
looking 4 use of institutional bathrooms 4 a serious piece











I pulled this crumpled up newspaper out of the trashcan of the bathroom inside of the airport jail at Benito Juarez International Airport and spent all night drawing so as not to have to sleep with the other weirdos also being deported in the morning. 

LA BURBUJA



I dream of having a world renowned hat collection












HUMANS IN OREGON ^

EVENTUALLY MY WORK IS GOING TO BE ABOUT THE ACT OF WALKING THROUGH FORESTS
IT IS WORTH NOTING THAT THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ME AND THE SPACE THAT I AM IN = ART
I wonder if art lays simply in decision making

Sol





genius

In my experience this is very very typical. Why is sound such a slept on medium?


My work @ Ryan's house in very good company



foto por Hernan Cortes






I find this foto to b particularly beautiful



I like this picture because it illustrates the difference between hypothetical and reality








Anonymous


Xuti
BHQFU
amigis en Cuernavaca


one time some1 in guadalajara turned 1 of my fb statuses into a hotdog box ok

everyone in my family is a gardener





One of my favorite paintings that Ive ever made. FOR SALE jajaj




Do you see that underwear hanging from the piping?

Huey took this pic
yo Kuby


In this show I was thinking about caves and graffiti buffs, among many other things




it looks like im wearing a pearl necklace wuts w that







multnomah falls









studio




WUT WULD U DO?

hood river oregon



People always say that art is about questions and when I hear that I wonder if that is what their professors told them

WHY WOULD A PROFESSIONAL ARTISTS WEBSITE LOOK LIKE THIS? 
WHAT DO YOU SUPPOSE I AM GETTING AT? 
IS IT WORKING?


fashion is important











Hats are one of the most important things in my life if you havent already gotten that its a baseball thing



Hi Leslie


Portland Japanese Garden

sometimes "incomplete" things are better than "complete" things

i put a soundpiece in a show in wisconsin look how bad the documentation is i absolutely love it. Sean J. Patrick Carney curated this one. I also put sound in another show that Bradford Kessler curated. After that I bought nice speakers jajajajaja

studio

My work with Amy Sillman sculptures in the foreground remixed by Alfredo Salazar Caro




I mean be real this is the best thing ever ever ever

Robert DeBois and Tada Kono http://hawaiianshirtbro.tumblr.com/
Welcome Screen (shoutouts Michael Pybus thanks for the opportunity)
RIP NYC


 


† and everyone knows it



My work with Debora Delmar Corp's work @ Treize Paris



 
http://andrewbirkmausoleum.tumblr.com/
There was a time when I really pondered the implications of wearing hawaiian tshirts. The topic no longer interests me.
La Merced









http://andrewbirksoundcloud.tumblr.com/

 
Toca

http://vimeo.com/93056729
MACO Oaxaca


http://andrewbirkvinyl.tumblr.com/

 
Image by Andre Smits
http://andrewbirkwriting.blogspot.mx/

 

coapa

this was my first studio next to cooper union in the basement id run there on the lunch break @ utrecht art supplies on 14th and 4th to glaze shit with polyurethane and almost passed out all the time from 0 ventilation the good old days




Some of the stuff I was looking at and thinking about for a while. 

Biquini Wax <3

Cat took this picture

ur not sposed to put other peoples work on ur sitebut this press release is fucking genius

por Oso

por Victor

†Paris†

Gorg.




@ Aldo Chaparro's studio



Bucarelli

Had 2 pay homage 2 the man Francis

Look @ Yanni!
See Adams shirt this is one of my fave pics love u adam <3




the home of my alma



 
everywhere a human has been there is art
everywhere a human goes there is art

we dont know y we get diarrhea we just do




Most of time fashion is the best thing. Well, alot of the time



Gracias Daniel Lozano

i very much identify with this photograph












Les Arques

RIP Mac Dre




One of the best things about art is that it allows a platform of introspection. Its healthy to analyze ones actions for the sake of improvement. 




http://thesoundofapainting.blogspot.mx/

Photo by Dan Crosby II for i-D magazine




 


http://vimeo.com/65504824


 







Add caption
http://andrewbirkmoreless.tumblr.com/
Guatemala City


Some paintings I showed in LA

thats me skyping w my bff Adam thats my painting in the background its of an ass







 




Im still confused about the notion of family








 

Monet is my spirit animal






sometimes when i cant afford to make anything more complicated, printer paper does the trick. limones -----> limonada
http://newmexicanpaintingspaper.tumblr.com/
















Thanks Alex Becerra








most pleasant things like this have been destroyed because they dont have any vitality







Canal Anal ja
Shoutouts Simon
This photo s my favorite documentation of anything Ive ever been involved with
im sorry about all the drugs and alcohol yes they are around but also right now im drinking water and going to the gym alot so no big deal 

Probably the first painting on canvas that I made when i got to Mexico in 2011. for Preteen Gallery <3