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Dirty Paintings Workshop
November 2, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Building on his exhibition, Dirty Paintings, Andy Edwards is delivering a workshop that will introduce the history of assemblage and collage, before exploring aspects of the urban visual environment and collecting discarded materials. You will create your own piece of work in this style using skills and techniques taught by Andy such as cropping, editing and re-interpreting the materials you find and then combining, scanning, digitally manipulating and printing as well as creating a raw collage using ink, paper and glue.
£5 for a 2-hour workshop
ARTIST: ANDY EDWARDS
A graphic designer and design lecturer in Leeds, Andy’s art has been an erratic, private and haphazard activity, made in tandem with commercial design work. He collects ephemera and discarded materials to make collages, paintings and drawings, loosely informed by Japanese wabi-sabi ideas of beauty and imperfection, the found and the made. As a design professional, he works with cultural organisations, public bodies and architects. He studied Fine Art at the University of Leeds.
Andy noticed that the residual paint marks left on the paper protecting his table were often more interesting than the main work itself and so the concept of ‘Dirty Paintings’ emerged. With a desire to select, organise, collage and re-create chaotic formal relationships, he makes work that draws on vernacular, incidental, urban visual mess: traces of old sellotape left to collect dust on a noticeboard, over-painted graffiti, marker-pen tags. The work toys with notions of spontaneity and expression (inherent in gestural marks) contradicted by the discipline of selecting, planning and ordering.
Dirty Paintings is open at Left Bank Leeds on Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10am – 4pm throughout October and November. It is free to attend.