Andrew CarterShop prints
MA Camberwell Andrew graduated with distinction from the MA Printmaking degree at Camberwell College of Art, having previously studied Fine Art Painting BA at Central St Martins. He has completed residencies at the Braunschweig School of Art, Germany and the Triangle Arts International Artists Workshop in Namibia, Africa and has exhibited widely, most recently at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition. Speaking of his practice, Andrew states “In my work I combine elements of observation, abstraction and design. In recent prints I have linked and juxtaposed visual elements from different times and places. An idea is developed that starts with a personal response to the experience of something seen in the landscape and then through drawing and the reductive process of cutting away negative shapes in relief prints and silk screen I try to arrive at a coherent balance of shape, colour and pattern. Working with glimpses, fragments and reflections I have enjoyed revisiting particular moments of observation. I enjoy the play of positive and negative space and the sequence of building a composition from these parts. Whilst many works have been made exploring the use of multiple blocks I have most recently embarked on more complex single images that appear like windows into other spaces. After working as a painter for many years I have focused on printmaking as a means to explore colour and scale that seems relevant to my subject matter. “ The print made in the Jealous studio is a five colour screenprint, created from films developed from woodcut blocks. Shapes and patterns replicate themselves across the paper, creating dynamic planes of colour and texture, forming a sequential compostion that seems to speak of seasons, a fixed viewpoint in an unfolding scene. Andrew’s Jealous Prize print edition is now held in the Victoria & Albert Museum Permanent Print Collection.