Recent Work 2012 -14
Andrew Litten recent work www.idsmear.co.uk
Born 1970, Aylesbury UK. An interest in expressionist art lead to evening classes in life drawing whilst still at school. Began Art College but found it a restricting and claustrophobic experience so did not persevere with art education. Moved to London and began work in photographic studios, and later in Oxford where visits to Richard Hamilton’s studio encouraged a renewed interest in painting. This began a decade of private creativity.
Moved to Cornwall UK and began exhibiting in 2003 with DICK THE DOG, Penzance. Was included in an exhibition 'Nudes' (along with Epstein and Renoir) in New York City which was reviewed in the NEW YORK TIMES. Numerous international art fairs including Red Dot Miami, Red Dot New York, Art Toronto and Art Chicago with JILL GEORGE GALLERY. First major exhibit in London was at LIME WHARF in Vyner Street, with the work 'Dog Breeder' which was created as an anti-art statement and exhibited during the week of Frieze Art Fair 2007.
Exhibited in curated exhibitions in Berlin, Dublin, London, Sienna, Edinburgh, Milwaukee and New York. Has work in the MILWAUKEE ART MUSEUM, USA, SIENNA ART INSTITUTE, Italy and MUSEUM OF EVERYTHING, London. Invited as guest artist with a solo show 2012 at L-13 LIGHT INDUSTRIAL WORKSHOP, London. Exhibited with 'This Me Of Mine - Identity in the Digital Age' touring exhibition and symposium. Was included in ‘No Soul For Sale’ an exhibition of independents in 2010 at TATE MODERN (turbine hall). Exhibited with WW GALLERY at the 54th VENICE BIENNALE. In 2014 has been included in the ARMORY Show week in New York with See | Gallery. Also, publication '100 Painters Of Tomorrow' by Thames and Hudson.