Strategies of form, space and gravity underpin much of Andrea's research and process-based practice, which encompasses installation, sculpture, painting, drawing and spoken word. Through his use of geometric and organic structural references, utilitarian materials are folded, draped and wrapped in tape, latex and fabric, alluding to the encounters of the human body and architectural space. His works use a hybrid language, both formal and indexical, often in response to place and drawing on the legacy of modernist sculpture and architecture. The appropriation of objects from Andrea's previous experience in the world of fashion and music creeps into the assemblages of his work, while evading the signs of a straightforward narrative.
For her first solo exhibition at Nordes Gallery, Andrea has assembled works that interweave dialogues of stable and temporary materials, key concepts of structure, surface and balance that stem from the idea that nothing is fixed. The geometric structures act partially as substrates for the latex surface residues of architectural interactions. Surfaces are traced creating an accumulated artefact of the original objects which, in turn, become phenomenological remnants of a passing moment and then disintegrate, reflecting temporary materiality and precarious tenure.
Andrea V. Wright is a multidisciplinary artist currently based in Bath, UK. She graduated with a BA from Chelsea College of Art & Design in 1994 and embarked on a career in fashion, style and music working with magazines such as The Face, Arena and Italian Vogue before re-engaging with her art practice in 2010. Since graduating with Distinction, MA Fine Art, Bath School of Art & Design in 2016 she has been invited to exhibit in London at Arthouse1, Collyer Bristow Gallery, The Koppel Project, 'New Relics' at Thames Side Studios and Prevent This Tragedy at Von Goetz, Post Institute. Andrea was recently shortlisted for the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2017 and the Royal Society of Sculptors Bursary Award 2017/18.