Andrew Litten Boy Versus Man


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Andrew Litten

Boy Versus Man
mixed media on paper | 50 x 62 cm

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    Andrew Litten (Born 1990)  Andrew Litten is a British artist, born in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire in 1970. He  currently works from his studio in Fowey, Cornwall.  His dynamic and gestural figurative paintings express a strong interest in the universal  complexity of everyday existence. Dealing with humanistic themes such as love,  sensuality, fear, anger, loss, nostalgia, mundanity, personal growth and perceived  identity normality or disturbance.  Paintings are created with an unguarded, empathetic attitude, like so many  expressionistic artists, a rawness of approach combined with an often viscous  application of paint is also key to the extreme experience felt from the work. Gesture and  nuance inspire extreme emotive reading, perhaps subversive, tender, passionate,  ambivalent, malevolent or compassionate, our response becomes one of allure or  repulsion. Litten is a self-taught artist. Early success came when his work was included in an exhibition titled ‘Nudes’ in New York City, (along with Jacob Epstein and Pierre-Auguste Renoir), where his work was highlighted and reviewed by the New York Times. Shortly after he had four consecutive solo exhibitions each of which included publications at Goldfish, Cornwall. Other notable exhibitions included ‘Move’ at Vyner Street, London, during Frieze Art Week 2007, where his work ‘Dog Breeder’, created a twisted and emphatic statement. He was also included in ‘No Soul For Sale’ at Tate Modern Turbine Hall, London in 2010. In 2012 he held a major solo exhibition at Millennium in St Ives, Cornwall and that year was given a guest solo exhibition at L13 Light Industrial Workshop, London. He has also held large-scale solo exhibitions at Spike Island and Motorcade FlashParade in Bristol. Ordinary Bodies, Ordinary Bones was conceived with support from The Arts Council, UK and exhibited at Anima Mundi in 2018, his follow up solo exhibition ‘Concerning the Fragile’ will be presented at Anima Mundi in 2020. Works have been included in numerous international curated mixed exhibitions in Berlin, Dublin, Siena, Milwaukee and New York City and in Venice during the 54th Biennale. Most recently paintings have been exhibited in four major museums in China. Andrew Litten paintings feature in numerous international collections including the Milwaukee Art Museum Collection. He is represented by Anima Mundi.

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