Saturday, 21 November 2009
Andrew Mania,Gavin Forest, Mixed Media, 2006.
'I am like a collector of curiosities, or a cultural vagrant; sometimes recycling found images like old master drawings or photographs, then adding my own obsessions or dialogue. Such as Yeti's, UFO's, or birdlike swarm, that invade otherwise stable images. My work may be unsettling and odd, with an irreverent nostalgia for art history.
The pictures seem to be going through a state of mischief. They form clusters, spills, columns or concentrations on the wall or more likely off the wall. I am interested in how pictures can be seen as passive or active props in a given space. Within these arrangements of collections and fragments a narrative is set up.'
Andrew Mania 2009