Lot 19 - András Nagy-Sándor - Facing Forward
Pen, Ink and Gouache on Paper
A6 (10x15cm) Original Artwork
Signed on Verso
Andras Nagy-Sandor (1993) is a Hungarian artist and curator based in London, UK.
The main focus of Andras' practice is unpicking the aspirations and ambivalences within his masculinity through the symbolism of armours as a link between painterly, emotional and conceptual dichotomies. The aesthetic of Andras' armours are narrative, in some cases pseudo-folkloric, however they do not need to be read as armours as they are the results of an intuitive design process, an embodied sensemaking approach that is based on Andras' imagination and memories. They are gestures, edges, shapes, colours, patterns, paint, materials with a conscience enveloping figurative moments, interactions between body parts, characters, groups, anthropomorphic multiheaded beings that float between cultures and identities, folklore and sci-fi.
Andras has recently had his first solo exhibition at Fest; Tisztit Gallery in Budapest, Hungary and is the co-runner of ongoing initiative "project hu", which created a collaborative residency, artist talks and a touring exhibition over the past four years.
2019-2022, MFA Fine Art Painting, Slade School of Fine Art, UK
2015-2018, BA (Hons) Fine Art, Newcastle University, UK
Feb. 2022, Bizz bennem/Trust me, Fest; Tisztit Gallery, Budapest, HU
Sept. 2020, Narrow Boat Exhibition, Narrow Gallery, London
Mar. 2018, Studies, Culture Lab, Newcastle
Selected Group Exhibitions
Apr. 2022 Emergence, The Room, London
Feb. 2022, Dream Baby Dream, The Fitzrovia Gallery, London
Feb. 2022, I'll Be Your Mirror, Boisdale of Bishopgate, London
Jan. 2022, Why Don't You Dance, ASC Gallery, London
Jan. 2022, Assemble, VO Curations, London
Dec. 2021, Paint Talk presentsWith Love II, online
Aug. 2021, Flirting with the Border Guards, Terrace Gallery, London
Nov. 2020, Paint Talk presents With Love, online Nov. 2020, ING Discerning Eye Exhibition, online due to COVID-19
Aug. 2020, Material Figures, with Grace Mattingly and Lindsey Jean McLean, VO Curations, London
Jan. 2020, Slade Runner, ASC Gallery, London
Feb. 2019, hu, Hungarian Traveling Exhibition, White Conduit Projects, London
Jan. 2019, hu, Hungarian Traveling Exhibition, Abject Gallery, Newcastle
Nov. 2018, hu, Hungarian Traveling Exhibition, GENERATORporjects, Dundee
Nov. 2018, Young Contemporary Talent 2018, Ingram Collection, The Cello Factory, London
Sep. 2018, Art & Liberation, The Holy Biscuit, Newcastle
Aug. 2018, Newcastle University Printmakers, R.K. Burts Gallery, London
Jun., Jul. 2018 Newcastle University Degree Show, Newcastle University and Unit 8 at Copeland Park, London
Mar. 2018, Newcastle University Printmakers, Long Gallery, Newcastle University, Newcastle
Mar. 2018, Your Space, Jane Doe Gallery, Newcastle University, Newcastle (group)
June 2017, Page 1, Marjorie Robinson Library, Newcastle
Apr. 2017, Something Black, Cultivate Gallery and Organ Thing, Online
Mar. 2017, Fancy a Cuppa?, Vane Gallery, Newcastle
Dec. 2016, The Parade, Newcastle University, Newcastle
May 2016 Narrative, Newbridge Project, Newcastle
May 2016, Testing Grounds, Hoults Yard, Newcastle
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
"Facing forward" is an abstract shape. It is part of an ongoing series that anthropomorphize elements of car designs, while remaining non-figurative, results of an intuitive process.
"Stick together" is a more narrative piece, on the verge of figuration. It deals with questions around companionship and identity.
"Keep the band back together" is a painting about losing parts of ourselves and fetishizing them.
"Don't get stuck, but go deep" is a drawing that deals with wanting to become something bigger than ourselves.
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