Artist Andy Cropper is here!

We are very happy to be working with Sheffield-based painter Andy Cropper, whose work features in the upcoming show ‘Overlooked‘, starting Saturday 18th April and running until 10th May.

London Road at Night

London Road at Night

Many of Andy’s paintings are immediately recognisable as Sheffield scenes, and will resonate with anyone who has lived in the city.  But he also chooses less likely subject matter, like a wall covered in fly posters.

Cropper-Posters-lo-res

Posters

Andy was born in Bristol in the early 70’s, grew up in Blackpool in the 80’s and he came to study painting at Sheffield Hallam University in the 90’s. He was artist in residence in the Sheffield Winter Gardens from 2008-2009 and it was at this time he painted the then Liberal Democrat Leader of Sheffield Council Paul Scriven.  More recently he has shown work in the Arts Council funded show “Stillness” at Bloc Projects in Sheffield and he is now part of a group of five leading artists about to show their work in ‘Overlooked‘.  With funding from Urban Splash and Thornbridge Brewery, this ground-breaking exhibition is being held inside the famous Park Hill Flats complex in Sheffield city centre, in a specially-converted space called The Scottish Queen.

Andy and his fellow artists, Mandy Payne, Conor Rogers, Jane Walker and Sean Williams,  are ‘united by an interest in marginal urban landscape and explorations of the unseen and the mundane’.

He says “though my work may appear kaleidoscopic, I’m a painter responding to the world around me and using what is in front of me as source. I’m not a painter of dreams, desires, distractions or romances.”

Go To Design is delighted to offer nine of Andy’s leading images as fine art giclee prints, in 2 sizes, 50×50 cm and 23×23 cm.  You can view them in our Contemporary Art pages.

Andy is also offering signed limited edition prints of his work ‘Posters‘ at Overlooked, along with his original paintings.

You can read more about Andy’s work on his website, www.artbyandyonline.com.

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