Andy Owen

Artist Statement

 


I am interested in our urban environment, the sprawling metropolises, the infrastructure that feeds them and how we experience it all. I find an uncanny beauty in London's ever changing landscape and am fascinated by glimpses of spaces that are just out of reach and the ever present neon glow.


Taking inspiration from my everyday surroundings, I collect snapshots of this banal yet beguiling landscape using the immediacy of the camera on my mobile phone. This imagery undergoes digital manipulation before being translated into painterly gesture, alluding to the notion that we increasingly encounter our environment mediated through technology.


Evidencing connections diverse as 19th Century Sublime, optical abstraction and Science Fiction, I construct new spaces within my work which engage with the city through digital, cinematic and painterly space.


Andy is a Contemporary Collective Artist



 


Artwork

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Exhibitions

  • 2011 - Surface Tension, Group show, Sarah Wiseman Gallery & The North Wall Arts Centre
  • 2010 - Metorama, Solo Show, DegreeArt.com Gallery, London
  • 2009- Affordable Art Fair, DegreeArt.com, Battersea, London
  • 2008- ‘in/ex/ternal’ solo show, DegreeArt.com, Vyner Street, London
  • 2008- ‘Collect4’, DegreeArt.com, Vyner Street, London
  • 2007- ‘Virtual Viscera’, Solo Show, DegreeArt.com, Vyner Street, London
  • 2007- ‘Quixotic’, Rich Mix, DegreeArt.com, Bethnal Green, London
  • 2007- ‘Space Curators’ Installation at Hammerson plc Grosvenor Street, Mayfair, London
  • 2006- ‘Eidos’ VINEspace, Bethnal Green, London
  • 2006- ‘21st Century Graduate Show’, Shrewsbury Museum & Art Gallery
  • 2006- ‘Cupola 15th Anniversary Open’, Cupola Gallery Hillsborough, Sheffield
  • 2006-08- ‘Space Curators Installation’ at Exchange Tower Harbour, Exchange Square, London
  • 2006- ‘Summer Open’ Exposure Gallery, Swansea
  • 2006- ‘Art @ E3’, DegreeArt.com, Bow, London
  • 2006- ‘HIGHLY COMMENDED Nationwide Mercury Art Prize’ The Hospital, Covent Garden, London
  • 2006- ‘Post-Graduate Direction’ Lethaby Gallery, Holborn, London
  • 2006- ‘Small Kingsgate Gallery’ West Hampstead, London
  • 2006- ‘17 Principles of Co-Existence’, Lauderdale House, Archway, London
  • 2005- Daler-Rowney Prize for Excellence in Painting
  • 2005- Nationwide Mercury Art & Music Exhibition, Air Gallery, Dover Street, London
  • 2004- ‘New Horizons’, RBSA Gallery, Brook Street, Birmingham
  • 2004- Hans Brinker Budget Trophy Hotel Hans Brinker Kerk Straat Amsterdam NL