Iain Andrews paintings begin as a dialogue, with a particular Folk Tale and also an image from art history – a painting by an Old Master that may be used as a starting point from which to playfully but reverently deviate. He is interested in how stories are retold, and how the retelling alters and embellishes the original even as it seeks to render it alive once again for a new audience. His works are often populated by figures, blobs and smudges of paint who are somewhat puzzled to find themselves no longer within a coherent narrative, displaced from their original purpose and intent.
Iain Andrews has shown in numerous exhibitions both in the U.K and abroad, the most recent being as part of the Contemporary British Painting show touring China. He has had solo shows at man and eve, London, Castelfield gallery, Manchester and Warrington Museum and art gallery. His work is in several public collections including the New Art gallery-Walsall, Progressive Collection – Ohio and Warrington Art gallery. He has won several awards for his painting including the Marmite prize for painting, the regional award in the National Art Open and Anthology at Van der Plas Gallery, New York. He also works as an Art Psychotherapist in Hulme.
Mount Sinai Ink on paper 30 x 22cm 2017
Hail Horrors Hail Acrylic and oil on canvas 60 x 50cm 2017
The Despesition Acrylic and oil on linen 40x40cm 2017
Golem II Oil on wood 60 x 50cm 2015
Il teatro dei Leviatano Ink and mixed media on card 70 x 55 x 60cm 2014