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Movement, 2019, graphite on board
Grids, 2019, oil on copper
Andrew Szczech’s work looks at systems and structures, concerned with the evolution of the modernist grid.
The positioning of the grid in modern art history was first introduced by Rosalind Krauss in her essay Grids, in which she explores how ‘the grid functions to declare the modernity of modern art’. It has been adopted and explored by many well-known artists such as Piet Mondrian, Mark Rothko and Damien Hirst.
As opposed to using a literal visualisation, Szczech implies grid structures within this work, using layers of carefully considered materials. He works with paint, graphite, metal and wood aiming to produce work that emits an elegance and intensity.
Currently studying for a BA in Fine Art at the City and Guilds of London Art school (due to graduate June 2020)
2019: CGLAS Fine Art Group Show, Art Hill Gallery, London, shortlisted for BP Portrait exhibition, National Portrait Gallery, London, Artist in Residence, Cass Art, London
2018: Shadowbox, group exhibition, London, Six Portraits, solo show, St Albans.
2017: selected for National Open Art Exhibition, Oxo Tower, London
2012: Herts Open Studios, St Albans
2005: two-person show, Gallerie San Roch, Céret, France
2004: selected for Discerning Eye exhibition, Mall Galleries, London
Hertfordshire Open 2020
This artwork was selected for the first Hertfordshire Open Exhibition. The exhibition online galleries are hosted between www.uharts.co.uk and www.stalbansmuseums.org.uk and will be launched in stages throughout April 2020.
Over 180 artists with links to Hertfordshire submitted their work to be part of the inaugural exhibition. Chosen by an independent panel of judges, the exhibition features 80 stunning works by the 50 selected artists, creating an exciting mix of work by established artists alongside emerging talent and first-time exhibitors.
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