Andrew Archer is a talented illustrator and art director who was born in Auckland, New Zealand and currently lives and works in Melbourne, Australia. His latest series titled “Edo Ball” was started in 2013 with two works, The Rock and The Ghost, and was later revisited in 2016 with eight additional artworks. “These artworks were created from the love and passion of the game of Basketball, Ukiyo-e art and Japanese culture”, Archer states.
The subjects blend together seamlessly and have been incredibly popular with the basketball and Japanese culture communities. Some are based on Japanese mythology and culture, others are narratives based on players nicknames and some are created from popular sayings from the game of basketball.
Inspired by pop culture, fashion, surrealism, wood block prints and his time spent in Asia his work is a self asserting mix of hallucinogenic colour and rhythmic line. Andrew Archer mixes visual styles effortlessly and his versatility and unique approach to each individual brief has seen him work with a diverse range of clients.