60 x 50 cm | 23 x 19 in
Tags: Broad Brushstrokes
'Hansel and Gretel (after Caspar David Friedrich)', painting in acrylic on canvas. Andrews was recently featured in BBC 2's School of Saatchi as one of 12 emerging artists shortlisted by Charles Saatchi for the series. His work is concerned with the struggle to capture the relationship between the spiritual and the sensual, apparent opposites that are expressed in his work through the conflict of high narrative themes and sensuous painterly marks.
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.