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Artists CV    artwork
Andrew Smith

· “A Solaina de Pilono” Galicia, invited artist-in-residence for 6th Xuntanza Obradoiro Internacional Das Artes Plasticas, Museo Municipal, Lalin, Galicia, Spain 2002.
· The Surface of Colour Screenprint Project
Supported by the Arts Council of Wales sponsored by Gibbon Inks and Coatings Screen Division.
· University of Glamorgan Purchase Prize shortlist 2001
· The Surface of Colour: Paintings, Gouaches, Screenprints, Amgueddfa Ceredigion Museum, Aberystwyth, 2001(solo show) and at DeliArt, London 2001(solo show))
· 8th and 9th Welsh Contemporaries Annual, Riverside Studios, London, 1998/1999
· XIth Greater Mid West International, Central Missouri State University, USA

The Surface of Colour
Andrew’s studio is in Harlech, North West Wales, where he has worked with the intense marine light of Tremadog Bay since 1990. The studio has high windows on all four walls and as daylight revolves and reverberates around the space, the changing light conditions activate the surface of colour, the structure and meaning of the image. His work is a synthesis of colour and shape. The shapes once contained in a rectangular pictorial space, now dictate the perimeter of the image and realise their full dynamic by involving the wall space as pictorial environment.
Andrew completed the prints displayed here are as part of a major screenprint project, the Surface of Colour, culminating in a major solo exhibition at the Ceredigion Museum in Aberystwyth. In two months over 200 screenprints were made with multiple printings increasing the satin finish of the ink system. As in all Andrew’s work the surface light in these prints is a crucial element in the colour language. Whatever media he uses there is a simple purity in the finish which exploits the quality and meaning of the material he is using.