30 x 40 cm | 11 x 15 in
Original painting in oil on linen.
in 2017 - Iain Andrews was selected as a prizewinner for the second year running for the Greater Manchester Art Prize and is currently part of the Contemporary British Painting show that is touring China this year: Contemporary Masters from Britain – Selected works from the Priseman Seabrook collection of 21st Century British Painting, will tour China for three shows in Autumn 2017 at The Yantai Art Museum, Jiangsu Arts and Crafts Museum and the Jiangsu Art Museum. The Yantai Art Museum has just acquired three of Andrews‘ drawings for their permanent collection (the museum is comparable to the size of The Tate).
One of the most scintillating features of Andrews’ work is his ever-changing pallet. Take the colours we see in There Your Heart Will Be Also. The hues of this piece are so dazzling that they cease to be acrylics on a canvas, and become as natural as real flowers with fleshy petals, this leaves us with a canvas of organic blooms. However, if we turn to a piece such as The Temptation of Sir Anthony and Other Stories X, we find this dry looking landscape washed in sepia ink and we get a sense of solemnness, of time passing…
Iain Andrews is an extraordinarily talented and thought provoking artist who can be found showing his work at this year's Venice Bienniale.