Andrew Mcattee is a British artist. He studied Fine Art at Central St Martin’s and since graduating in 1995, has been living and working in London. Both Mcattee’s background in the street art scene and his Fine Art studies, which fostered his appreciation of Pop Art and Abstract Expressionism, are responsible for his hybrid style.
In his graffiti days, Mcattee painted joyful and optimistic paintings in abandoned urban spaces so as to combat the atmosphere of gloom and dilapidation with optimism. His work shares some of Pop Art’s objectives; eye catching and bold imagery that is relevant to contemporary culture and captures the mood of the time
His canvases are chaotic and overflowing with big spherical shapes, vibrant colours and graffiti-style forms. These forms are elemental in their rendering, at times palpably solid and at others gaseous and hard to pin to the canvas. They puncture the canvas, jostling with each other for the viewer’s attention and provide a space of exciting potential where the viewer can take and project what they want.
Commissions and Publications
Mcattee has exhibited extensively in group shows in New York and across Europe, and has presented his work in a number of solo exhibitions in London. His work has been commissioned by major brands such as Nike and Benson & Hedges and has been featured in prominent international publications like The Observer, The Daily Telegraph and Time Out.