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Meet an Artist Monday: Mixed Media by Andre Yi LA Weekly

The artist in White Sands, New Mexico, with his wife Samantha Fields

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SHANA NYS DAMBROT | OCTOBER 22, 2018 | 11:08AM

“Meet an Artist Monday” is an ongoing series of mini Q&As with some of L.A.’s most active and eclectic contemporary artists, introducing themselves to you in their own words. This week, we meet mixed-media artist Andre Yi, whose practice involves aspects of sculpture, painting, drawing, assemblage and collage.

L.A. WEEKLY: When did you first know you were an artist?

ANDRE YI: I must have been 5 or 6, [and] my father was extremely impressed with a drawing I had done. He hung it over the thermostat in the living room. Every time his friends would come, he would brag about his son being an amazing artist! Honestly, at the time, all I could think about was how much that drawing was absolute crap. I had better ideas in my head but I had a hard time getting it out. I guess it was because I was 6.