A painting made in 2020 inspired by a visit to the Basque region of Spain to see the work of Jorge Oteiza, one of the most important Basque sculptors of the twentieth century.
Andrew Hardy is a painter who grew up in Derbyshire and now lives and works in London. Following a long career as a creative director, he now devotes himself full-time to painting. In 2019 he graduated from Camberwell College of Arts with a BA (Hons) Painting (1st Class). During 2020 he had a studio at Turps Art School, London which provides an alternative educational environment at master's degree level for postgraduate painters. His association with Turps Art School continues.
Andrew says of his work, "I try to make paintings that draw viewers in, to question and enjoy their materiality. I don’t feel a need to paint scenes, situations or likenesses of people. I don’t feel any urge to depict things or tell stories or make statements. The works don't usually have any meaning although I do aim for them to be meaningful… which is a different thing.”
Andrew has exhibited in London and Paris and his paintings can be found in private collections in Europe and the US.