Strategies of form, space and gravity underpin much of Andrea’s process-based research and practice, which encompasses Installation, Sculpture, Painting, Drawing and the Spoken Word. Through her use of geometric and organic structural references, utilitarian materials are folded, draped and wrapped in tape, latex and fabric, alluding to encounters of the human body and architectural space. Her works utilise a hybrid of both formal and indexical language, often in response to site and drawing on the legacy of modernist sculpture and architecture. Appropriation of objects from Andrea’s prior experience in fashion and music slip into the assemblages of her work whilst evading signs of a direct narrative.
For her first solo show here at Galeria Nordes, Andrea has assembled works that interweave dialogues of stable and temporal materials, key concepts of structure, surface and balance emerge from the idea that nothing is fixed. Geometric structures act partially as substrates for latex surface residues of architectural interactions. Surfaces are traced creating an accreted artefact of the original objects that in turn become phenomenological remnants of a passing moment only to disintegrate, reflecting temporal materiality and precarious tenure.
Andrea V. Wright is a multi-disciplinary 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, styling 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 selected for the Jerwood Drawing Prize 2017 and the Royal Society of Sculptors Bursary Award 2017/18.