About

 Shot in Shoreditch, by Karl Andrew  

Shot in Shoreditch, by Karl Andrew  

 


Painting figures, faces, is something that can be seen dominantly in my work. I find the human body language and face interesting and enjoyable to work from, as I am interested in movement, - in particular exaggerated movement - and the expression of human mood.

I've found I like working on a large scale - my main bodies of work have been on canvas - mainly using oil paints and acrylics. I have found that working on a larger scale allows me to be more experimental with my work, giving me the space to try out more varied forms of mark-making and therefore different styles of painting.
Previously I have worked on a self directed project titled "I am Alice in Wonderland. Watch me fall.". Through this title I explored the notion of wanting to escape to a better place and the reasoning behind it and when getting there, if you get there, if it is what you imagined and what you wanted.

Over the last year I have become interested in print and fashion design which lead to me investigating the world of Haute Couture and designers John Galliano and Alexander Mcqueen. Their expressive and thematic designs have encouraged me to develop my own creative concepts and pushed experimentation in colour and form.