Andrea Tyrimos’ work explores human relationships and mental health through intimate portrait paintings and installations.
In a time where we need hope more than ever, Andrea’s recent portraits, including ‘A room hung with thoughts’ aim to uplift and provide hope by exploring resilience and how people are maintaining positive mental health during the pandemic.
Painted with oil paint on steel, the steel represents both the strength and vulnerability that exist within people. Steel as a material can be marked and scratched, its smooth finish altered by dents and the surface tarnished by rust - representing the internal scars that can exist for people. Yet it is strong and will stand, possessing a beautiful strength and resilience for having been through it.
A graduate from Central St Martins, she pushes the boundaries of portraiture, at times uniquely combining both visual and audio elements, to give an invisible illness visibility and presence.
Education: Central Saint Martins, BA Fine Art, 2009
Selected Solo Exhibitions, Installations & Public Art: “Lockdown Stories” installation, Saint James’s Market Pavilion x MTArt Agency, 2021. W1 Curates on Oxford Street, Public Art, #LightItBlue project, 2021. Collaboration launch: Centrepoint x Grand Central Rail, Halifax, 2020. Centrepoint Installation, Oxo Tower Bargehouse, London, 2018. Mind Reposition, Mortimer House, London, 2018.
Selected Group Exhibitions: Madame Figaro, Monnaie de Paris, 2021. Crossing the Liminal, Hampstead Garden Gallery, 2021. A Brave New World, UBP, MtArt Agency, 2020. ING Discerning Eye (1st Prize Winner), 2020. Mindscapes; a journey through mental health, Orleans House Gallery, Richmond, 2020. Art show “HOPE” with MTArt Agency at Sook Spaces, 2020. The Shard, O2 Elevate, London, 2020. Royal West of England Academy, Open Exhibition, Bristol, 2019. Group show, Oxo Tower Bargehouse, London, 2018
Tyrimos was recently awarded the 1st Prize ING Discerning Eye 2020 with her work now joining ING's prestigious art collection. Her painting of supermodel Adwoa Aboah was recently on the cover of Madame Figaro magazine in Paris, it will then be exhibited at Monnaie de Paris before being auctioned to support mental health awareness.
She has been featured in publications such as The Guardian, The New York Times, Huffington Post and Time-Out; as well as being interviewed on BBC Global News. Tyrimos was recently featured on Channel 4 documentary ‘Flawless’ and has received the Signature Art People’s Choice Painting Award, and the Art & Escape Award.
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