Andras Nagy-Sandor United Kingdom
I have recently received my Fine art BA from Newcastle University after moving to the UK in 2015. Since then, I received the Hatton Prize and was shortlisted for the Young Contemporary Talent 2018 and the Royal Scottish Academy Open Exhibition 2018. I am currently curating a touring exhibition showcasing Hungarian artists residing in the UK entitled "hu", while also developing my own practice.
As a Hungarian and American citizen, and as an artist studying in the U.K, my practice innately deals with questions of belonging, truth and fiction in relation to memory. Through experimentation with the mediums of painting, installation and printmaking I aim to create surfaces entrenched in the tense dialectic inherent to these themes. The sources of the figures and compositions I use, vary from automatic drawings to observational sketches, from found photographs to ones that I made myself, from documentary films to feature films, from literature to folklores. My process is scattered over the aforementioned mediums and builds distance between the source images by way of repetition, analysis and appropriation. I aim to delineate a space similar to that of a sketchbook, visceral and constantly in flux, to create a panopticon of moments, a fragmented narrative that is suspiciously aware of its own limitations and of the viewers’ gaze.