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Bill is inspired by a newspaper image of a Policeman taken from 2009 G20 Riots in London, his seemingly bloody face is re-imagined in the style of an old masters oval portrait.

Curator Insights

Stephen Beddoe

Stephen Beddoe said:

""Artist Andy Wicks’ paintings and prints are bold, graphic and highly assured. The works make knowing references to a host of artistic influences, ranging from 20th. century abstraction, 60’s pop and street art, whilst retaining a painterly approach. His subject matter is drawn from the city; and specifically the river, often utilising and recording architectural and engineering objects, sites and detritus as a basis for his paintings.""

Edward Cutler

Edward Cutler said:

""Andy's skill lies in his ability to select elements, forms and colour palettes which set his 'industrial abstract' work apart. He is a talented artist, I look forward to seeing his work develop.""

About the Artist

Andy Wicks’ oil paintings and editions document the overlooked, constructed landscapes of man made structures that are now eroding from memory. Scouring London for the now decrepit architecture, Wicks captures the beauty to be found in these forgotten features in rich, bold paintings. Working from…

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