Andrew Child

Painting, Collage

Studio 34

Andrew Child's objects and paintings are constructed from board, paint and collage. They explore the flow of information and cultural energy in painting, how ideas migrate and reappear in different formats and contexts. The paintings and objects often interchange as wall-based works get refashioned into freestanding objects and vice versa.

Many paintings are built using random processes such as cutting 'tabs' in the side to generate starting points, while some are based on familiar geometric structures such as diagonal crosses or the illusion of a cube in a subdivided hexagon.

The objects reference architecture, sculptural forms and domestic design ware while the motifs and titles often allude to grammatical structures, networks, communication hubs and concepts borrowed from science fiction.