Andy Reeve is a contemporary artist currently drifting along the city walls and down the alleyways of Norwich, England.
Reeve’s iconoclastic urges are manifested through his canvases; however a deep sense of compassion and humour often belies the destruction. The majority of his paintings comprise of found objects and cut-out pieces of canvas sometimes mounted on wires. Inspired by the Dada artists of the early 20c, as well as the techniques used by Matisse, Fontana, and the author William Burroughs, the cup-up method also known as découper inspire these unique paintings.
Sculptural works include Symphony in D (Major) which is currently one of the works featured on the screen in the Saatchi gallery London, and No Shelter: Mother without Child which was exhibited in the Correspondence exhibition held alongside the Moore in Focus: A Friendship in Letters exhibition at the world renowned Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts.
A firm believer in dismissing the attitudes of the lifestyle police, Reeve knows the clock is always ticking:
Don't die before you die. Play like you mean it.
Biography / CV
Lives and works in Norwich, UK
2009 - 2012 BA (Hons) Fine Art, Norwich University of the Arts, Norwich, UK
2007 - 2009 Access to HE Art & Design, City College, Norwich, UK
2012 Vernon Crowther Prize
Selected Group Exhibitions
2015 Transient Nature of Light, The Bank Gallery, Eye, Suffolk, UK
2014 Norwich 20 Group, Mandell's Gallery, Norwich
2014 Norwich 20 at Anteros, Anteros Arts Foundation, Norwich, Norfolk, UK
2014 Carved, Cast and Constructed, Wymondham Arts Center, Norfolk, UK
2014 What Is The Point?, Adam Street Private Members Club, London, UK
2014 Correspondence in partnership with Moore In Focus: A Friendship in Letters, Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts, Norwich, UK
2014 ArtCrasher Live!, SOMArts, San Francisco, CA, USA
2013 Surface, Ark Centre, Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK
2013 Cambridge Artworks Open, ArtSpace, Cambridge, UK
2013 Weird & Wonderful, cueB gallery, London, UK
2013 Living Numbers, FAB'13, Bath, Somerset, UK
2012 Recent Graduates’ Exhibition, Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, London, UK
2012 Intrinsic The Soup Lab, Norwich, UK