Andrew Bick

b. 1963 in Coleford, England / Lives and works in London, England

Variant t-s (compendium detail) #2, 2017-2018 Acrylic, pencil, oil paint, watercolour and wax medium on linen on wood 76 x 64 x 3.5 cm

Gate/Grid, 2018 Powder coated aluminium 310 x 500 x 60 cm Folded: 310 x 310 x 171 cm

OGVDS-Variant T-S [compendium] #5, 2018-19 Acrylic, pencil, oil paint, wax medium and linen on wood 135 x 100 x 4 cm

Gate/grid/tree #1, 2015-18 Pencil, watercolour and marker pen on Arches paper 96 x 145 cm

GATE/GRID/TREE/ (NOTES/ON/CONCRETE) Installation view, 2018 von Bartha, Basel

OGVDS-GW (enlarged) PLEXI #1, 2016 Acrylic, oil paint and marker pen on acrylic glass 135 x 100 x 4 cm

Variant t-s / OGVDS-GW [compendium] #4, 2016 Acrylic, oil paint, pencil, charcoal, watercolour and wax on linen on wood 200 x 135 x 4 cm

Installation view, 2014 von Bartha, Basel

Variant t-s/OGVDS [compendium], 2009 – 2016 Acrylic, pencil, oil paint, marker pen and wax on linen and wood 135 x 100 x 4 cm

SCHOOL STUDIES, NEW WORK AND SELECTED WORKS - 1993 ONWARDS Installation view, 2012 von Bartha, Basel

Variant T-S [Linen] Doubled, 2010-2012 Acrylic, charcoal, pencil, oil paint watercolour and wax on linen on wood 200 x 135 x 4 cm

Two Part Drawing, 2006-2009 Acrylic, marker pen, pencil, watercolour on glassine and cut paper Each 38 × 48 cm

ANDREW BICK

Andrew Bick attended the Chel­tenham Col­lege of Art (Foun­da­tion Stud­ies) from 1980–81 and stud­ied paint­ing from 1982–86 at the Uni­ver­sity of Read­ing, Depart­ment of Fine Arts (BA Hons. Paint­ing). In 1988 he fin­ished his stud­ies with an MA in paint­ing at the Chelsea School of Art in Lon­don. His multi-layered wax paint­ings use var­i­ous shapes in free and geo­met­ric abstrac­tion. Numer­ous oppo­sites such as draw­ing and paint­ing, trans­parency and opaque­ness, line and plane, colour and non-colour as well as glossy and matt sur­faces come together in multi-faceted and inscrutable whole. The lay­ered wooden pic­ture ground is often wrapped in plex­i­glass, so that the struc­ture of the pic­ture fil­ters through and thus rein­forc­es its sculp­tural and archi­tec­tural composition. In 2017 Andrew Bick has a major solo exhibition at Haus Konstruktiv in Zurich. Bick's multi-layered wax paint­ings use var­i­ous shapes in free and geo­met­ric abstrac­tion. Numer­ous oppo­sites such as draw­ing and paint­ing, trans­parency and opaque­ness, line and plane, colour and non-colour as well as glossy and matt sur­faces come together in multi-faceted and inscrutable whole. The lay­ered wooden pic­ture ground is often wrapped in plex­i­glass, so that the struc­ture of the pic­ture fil­ters through and thus rein­forc­es its sculp­tural and archi­tec­tural composition.