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Andy Short

Andy Short

University of Wales Institute Cardiff (BA Hons Fine Art, 2007 , 2002)

I began studying art quite late in life. My first attempt at a painting was in 2003. I love the old masters, Rembrandt, Vermeer, Titian etc.

"My works are very traditional in style and method, but with a modern world depicted within their subjects and concepts. Sometimes analytical, sometimes symbolic, I draw my inspiration from many sources, including mannequins in shop windows, still life objects and other subjects that intrigue me.

My works play with confusing visual perceptions. Usually involving two or more images that relate or conflict with in an image. For example a sharp focus painting of a mannequin placed on a blurred background with a floating still life, such as, a post-it note seemingly stuck on the canvas creating three different spaces yet all relating in some way, the painting 'Attraction' is a good example. The confusion comes when the viewer believes the post-it to be real, or that the Mannequin has been stuck on to the background, when, in reality none of it is real it is all just paint!

Within the images (paintings) there are also elements of humor, sometimes irony but always balance. The objects that I paint usually relate to something. I find an image/person I like, and then find an object that makes it something more, and then place them together in some and that is how my paintings develop. Usually there is a little message within the collection of images, some may say there’ a Sinicism in the message, I would say their a humours ironic look at today’s society, through an attractive image!

30 × 27 × 3 cm
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30 × 25 × 3 cm
  • £650.00
40 × 30 × 4 cm
  • £850.00
90 × 60 × 12 cm
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60 × 50 × 4 cm
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60 × 50 × 4 cm
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70 × 80 × 3 cm
  • £1,500.00

Exhibitions

2008 - Solo Show 2009 - Solo Show 2005/13 Various Group Shows in Cardiff, London, Las Vegas and Switzerland. 2013 Welsh Artist of the Year short list exhibition.

Awards

Welsh artist of the year 2013

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