New abstract art from the UK

Andy Harper

current abstract art: Andy Harper

Abstract or figurative? While Andy Harper's exquisitely complex works appear to reference the natural forms of flowers and foliage, they're far more an exercise in what paint can actually do.

Few of Harper's marks are created directly with a brush, but instead are achieved through a dizzying array of techniques: layering, wiping, scraping, dragging and drawing into wet paint.

The results give his work a kaleidoscopic intensity, and the immediate presence of Harper's highly coloured canvases is matched by the fascination afforded on closer inspection, when his working methods become clear.

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