ANDREW POMMIER
ANDREW POMMIER
Andrew Pommier grew up in a small mining city located the wilds of Northern Ontario. It was there that he found skateboarding and punk rock music. He left the city’s bare and rocky moonscape at 18 to attend the Ontario College of Art and Design in Toronto and never looked back… Andrew’s graphics have graced the bottoms of such top brands as Toy Machine and Girl Skateboards along with some of the industries more core labels like Coda and the UK based Heroin Skateboards. He continues to be the key producer of graphics for skater owned Momentum Wheel Co., and has lent his name to many signature products over the years from adidas shoes to the Zune MP3 player to Kokanee beer cans. He’s also had a long term association with Southern California based RVCA Clothing who’s music program supports many bands like Modest Mouse and Animal Collective as well as the Canadian super group Broken Social Scene with whom he worked with last summer to design a limited edition t-shirt for their show on Toronto Island in Ontario. Although a Vancouver based artist Andrew has been very much on the move as of late. He spent the final 3 and a half months of 2010 touring through the south of France with an art show of his oil paintings entitled “At the Time of Fear”. After sojourns into Prague, Amsterdam, and Berlin, he briefly returned to Vancouver for the holidays before heading south. Even though he is sleeping on couches and borrowed floors he continues to be productive with the barest of art making implements, which besides the necessary digital accoutrements of laptop and scanner are the more fundamental pen, paper and kit of water colour paints. Regardless of his recent restlessness a studio space in Vancouver awaits him so his return is simply a matter of time.