30 x 40 cm | 11 x 15 in
Tags: Broad Brushstrokes
'(Untitled)St Sebastien' is painted in acrylic on canvas. â€œIt is vital that pictures are not sedatives, but are capable of evoking sensation and awakening feelings. I hope to frustrate the process of recognition through treading a path that plays between the borders of figuration and abstraction, and thus slow down the viewer by creating a space for sensation to emerge."
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.