"In my work I'm interested in the balance between a figurative narrative and the physicality of paint, how this balance affects the way we visualise a memory in our mind's eye."
Simon Andrews is an Australian painter, originally from Sydney, Australia and currently living and working in Sweden. He combines figurative paintings with an innovative, abstract twist.
Andrews’ first encounter with painting was through a playful trick played on him during his childhood by his father. A postcard of the painting ‘Mr and Mrs Andrews’ by Gainsborough, displayed on the family fridge was often referred to as the family’s British ancestors. During a class presentation where the image was shown, Andrews naively leapt up to explain the family connection to his classmates. This whole experience prompted a commitment to seeking out the truth and history of images.