Recent work 2008-2014
Andrew Litten’s work stirs from the groin – that place of raw bestiality and tenderest compassion. It is the place we all fear; a place of the extreme duality and conflicting, barely controllable urges – a bipolarity of our human beast within. Like so many expressionistic artists, Georg Baselitz comes to mind, in Andrew’s work the rawness is also the vulnerability.Andrew is searching for poetry, the poetry of living, loving, hurting and dying; the vulnerable, the powerful, the human.
But there is a continuity to Andrew’s work in duality, contradiction and opposition; his paintings carry extreme experience; passion and flippancy; allure and repulsion. These qualities and Andrew’s sense of purpose have been influenced by the powerful poetry of Louise Bourgeois, the master of interpreting our human beast within.
By Jane Boyer