ANDY HARPER
My practice is engaged with the idea of evolutionary theory. Predominantly an exploration
in mark-making, the paintings develop an ever changing vocabulary. Earlier paintings
relied on the repetition of a single and simple brush stroke to yield a mono-cultural field of
grass. Over the last three years this simple process has diversified. The marks and
combinations of marks form into images of a much more fantastical terrain. As the paintings
adapt and change over time, each manifestation depicts an unnamable world, with the
most recent works attempting to picture the future natural.

Through exhibitions and artist talks my practice examines the relationship between the
visual arts, nature and the environment. It seeks covert methods through which art can
impact on our current models of thinking about the natural world.
Education
1997-99        Middlesex University, M.A. Visual Culture
1993-95        Royal College of Art, M.A. Fine Art Painting
1990-93        Brighton Polytechnic, B.A. Fine Art Painting
1989-90        Foundation Course, Torquay Tech.

Solo Exhibitions
2007        The Ballad of Mistah Bones, Frost and Reed,London (forthcoming)
2007        The Visitors, 319 Potobello Rd, London
2003        Shift, Standpoint Gallery, London
2001        green lung, Essex University Gallery

Selected Group Exhibitions/Projects
2007        Behemoth, Danielle Arnaud Gallery, London
2006        Toffee Armistice,  Lemon Sky Projects, Miami, USA (from 4th December)
2006        Core, Illuminate Productions, London
2006        John Moores 24 painting competition, Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool
2005        Cloud and Vision, Garden History Museum, Parabola/Danielle Arnaud
2001        ...and then we take Berlin, Kitchener City Hall, Canada
2001        east of eden – art : nature : society, Spacex Gallery, Exeter, Devon
2000        secret garden, Angel Row Gallery, Nottingham

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