“What drives Andrew’s passion fordesigning, in order to look for profoundness, or depth, in our society?” As a designer, the individual has been the centre point of his art work over the past decades. The movement of acting, the space of the lines, the experiencing of music and the seduction of expression. Where else, than in the world of the Theatre? Did Andrew enter the surfaces of disguise? Is he consciously or unconsciously looking for the layers of the group in the individual? Persona! Allow him to describe his process in order to understand his TheatreArt.
Experiences teach us the loss of open-mindedness. Andrew does not wish to be a mere questioner. In a dynamic world of creativity, the coming into existence of foreseen images will increase as time passes. His thoughts will be slowed down by the youth in and around him. His thoughts increase, fired by the passion of the professionals in the Theatre and by processing all this energy.
Are emotions formed by one’s own experiences? Learning to think differently. It is important to have an open mind. Changing the way one uses one’s senses has a profound impact on the artist and ensures renewal. In this way, Andrew consciously changes the layers of himself as an artistwhich enables him to remain true to himself. This, to be practised in life and, of course, in his paintings and works of art.
The interpretation of lines becoming basic forms that together form a setting for the light, colour and movement. The dynamics in the work is also obtained by the speed with which lines and colour areas are placed, the architectural, angular forms create an image of brightness and strength. The colours have their own character and communicate with each other by their own wilfulness. The playfulness of the colours frisky and pure by simplicity, although we do not observe the real colour. Colours evolve out of the brain and that is the same way in which a work of art originates. Out of primary instinct Andrew uses colours as pure as possible and underlying layers are made visible by using basic forms, rhythms and contrasts to emphasize the painting process. The actual experience in an imaginary world.
The purpose of the end result evolving out of exploring and expanding limits is to continue the reproduction. Something extraordinary that can be contained in a composition, in a concept, a tone, a sound, a colour or description, in an observation. It is repeated on purpose. Often surprisingly expressed in another way Andrew intended. The Art of the Theatre.