Andrea Tyrimos graduated in Fine Art from Central Saint Martins in 2009, and has exhibited extensively since then. Andrea's achievements include:
*Debut of #BRICK project at London's iconic Barbican Centre, in association with Fairtrade Foundation Charity & Nickthat.com (May 2013)
*Mural Commission from Southwark Council in GMH Park - which surrounds London's Imperial War Museum (Nov 2012)
*Mentioned in publications such as 'Time-Out' and 'an magazine'
*Won awards including the 'Signature Art People's Choice Paintings Award' and the 'Art & Escape Award' which was judged by contemporary artist McAlpine Miller.
My work is concerned with the phenomena of artificial light, coupled with the issue of electronic reproduction. The paintings originate from my own photographic material, with the images often taken from relatively low resolution mobile phones and cameras.
The paintings represent a nocturnal narrative flow. Some of the pieces are concerned predominantly with giving artificial light physical substance, whilst others present a historical trajectory. I am conscious of the phenomena I am depicting and its relationship with modernism. I am not simply painting reflections of ‘artificial light’, but am constantly engaged in representing a world which only exists as a result of man-made light. An entire culture has developed on the back of this processed light, and this is reflected in the ‘nightclub’, empty ‘urban street scenes’ and ‘MTV music video stills’ that I depict within the studio.
Furthermore, I have realised that the images I translate are somewhat illusory – in effect I am painting the pixels that allow me to witness the image, whether from the illuminated television, computer or camera screen. I have also begun to question my work in relation to ‘space’; the very fact I freeze and pause the original image begs the question as to whether these images actually exist in real time, or are simply an illusion? This is because the naked eye fails to actually see the images I capture, and can only witness them once frozen, paused or translated onto my canvas.
There is a balance to be struck between staying true to the original image and the natural instinct of an artist to make changes and alterations. I feel a strange loyalty to reproduce the image faithfully, yet at the same time I feel the need to change the image in some way, to make it more interesting or to add atmosphere, (at times I want to simply hint at the original source, not give it away).
I graduated from Central Saint Martins, with a BA in Fine Art, in July 2009.
EXHIBITIONS & BACKGROUND:
Born 1986, London, UK
Lives and works in London
|2006-09||Central Saint Martins, London: BA (Hons) Fine Art|
'The Roadz', DEBUT SOLO SHOW, Curious Duke Gallery, London
'AAF', with Curious Duke Gallery, London
'Buy Art Fair', with Curious Duke Gallery, Manchester
#BRICK painting live @ the 'Whitecross Street Party', CDG gallery, London
'The Art of Curiosity', Curious Duke Gallery, Old Street, London
'Brick at the Barbican', Barbican Centre, London
'The Little Art Shop', Curious Duke Gallery, Old Street, London
'Grand Designs London', with Curious Duke Gallery, London
'AAF', with Curious Duke Gallery, Bristol
'Wayfarer', Curious Duke Gallery, Old Street, London
'Young Masters', Curious Duke Gallery, Old Street, London
'The Retreat', with Curious Duke Gallery, Hoxton Hotel, East London
'Under the Christmas Tree', Curious Duke Gallery, Old Street, London
'AAF', with DegreeArt Gallery, Battersea, London
'The Curious Society', with Curious Duke Gallery, Hoxton Hotel, East London
'Buy Art Fair, with Curious Duke Gallery, Manchester
'Curious Duke 1st Birthday', Curious Duke Gallery, Old Street, London
'Ornamental Status', 5th Base Gallery, Brick Lane, London
'Art in Flux', Curious Duke Gallery, Old Street, London
'Contours of Light', (SOLO SHOW) Harrow Arts Centre, Harrow, London
Alpha Bomb - Skate Deck Art Show, The Black Heart, Camden, London
5th Base, Vibe Gallery, South London
Affordable Art Fair, Red Gallery, Stand K6, Battersea, London
Sarah Wiseman Gallery, Summertown, Oxford
'Cross My Art', 210 Pentonville, Kings Cross, London
'Art & Escape Awards', Art & Escape Gallery, Hertfordshire, London
'Signature Art Awards', DegreeArt Gallery, Vyner Street, London
'Dubai Project', Royal Art Collection, Dubai
'From the Darkness', Mascalls Gallery, Brighton
'Mixed Media Show', Candid Arts Trust, Islington, London
'The Middle of Nowhere', Departure Gallery, London
'Futurism: Figments of your Imagination', WLS, London
'Swan Song', Diadem Court, Soho
The Waiting Room, North London
Central St Martins Degree Show, Charing Cross, London
|2009||'Face to Face', The Crypt Gallery, St Pancras Church, Euston, London|
|2009||'Face to Face', Forty Hall, The Panel Room, Enfield, London|
|2008||'Light-up Langthorne Park', Olympiad Event, with Illumini Quantum, Leytonstone, London|
|2008||'Illumini', The Crypt gallery, St Pancras Church, Euston, London|
|2008||Byam Shaw Gallery, Islington, London|
|2007||Trinity Buoy Wharf, East London|
|2008||'Splash of Light', We Are Arts gallery, Central St Martins, Holborn, London|
|2005||Cafe Riva, Winchmore Hill, London|
Winner of the 'People's Choice Painting Award', for the Signature Art Award, 2010
3rd Prize Winner for the 'Art & Escape Award', 2010
Andrea has been mentioned in publications such as 'Time Out' and 'a-n' magazine, and has been featured in the Enfield 'Advertiser', 'Independent' and 'Gazette', among others.
Times-Series: 'Ponderland Garden for pupils'; An article about a workshop Andrea worked on with patients at Edgware Hospital
GraphicARTnews: An article about Andrea's paintings
The Enfield Advertiser : An article about the 'Splash of Light' exhibition