Since leaving Art School in the mid 80's, Andrew has maintained interest in a varied art practice including music, writing, photography and the making of short films.
Mixed media and painting on canvas has become Andrews' main focus.The resulting work is compelling, luxurious, often decadent. From the clarity of clean lines and rich color to the rough immediacy of wall art/graffiti, finely textured brushwork and considered abstraction. Andrew's work is represented in private collections in Australia, New Zealand, Asia, Europe and The United States and has been obtained by noteworthy actors, musicians and even politicians. Andrew has also produced a number of commissioned works for private clients.
Andrew maintains a significant thematic eclecticism. Luxuriously decorative and moody floral images, explorations of still life and interiors (represented here), bold text based pieces, abstracted city-scapes, post pop portraiture and deconstructions of contemporary culture, all represented in an increasingly extensive body of work.
Artist Statement - Still Life
I believe, that a Still Life is born, like everything else, out of chaos.A Still Life is a focal point.A respite.Transient stillness captured for however long the canvas and the paint last. The chaos that surrounds, is suggested in many Still lifes.A certain animated quality possessed by some. The suggestion of fragility and decay, of energy and vibrancy.Objects suspended on or near the cusp separating creation and destruction.
Still Life is a curious thing. It both defies, and affirms a sense of 'being'.
Still Life is strange, and often asks more questions than it answers.
1986 BAFA Fine Art. South Australian School of Art.
1992 Directing for Film. Australian Film, Television and Radio School.
Recent Solo Exhibitions
2013 Fading Dynasties - Cocoa Jackson Studio, Flinders Lane (1 Spring Street). Melbourne
2012 Pumped Up. Fad Gallery. Melbourne
2011 2005 to Now. Fad Gallery. Melbourne
2010 Recent Work. Fad Gallery. Melbourne.
2009 Hiding Places. Brunswick Street Gallery. Fitzroy. Melbourne.
2008 The Picture Box Gallery. Fitzroy. Melbourne.
2008 Wallpaper. Fad Gallery. Melbourne.
2007 New Work. Fad Gallery. Melbourne.
2007 A-SPACE Gallery. NMIT. Preston. Melbourne.
2007 13 Paintings. Sircuit Bar Window Gallery. Fitzroy. Melbourne.
2006 A Thrill a Minute. Fad Gallery. Melbourne.
2005 Pandemia. Fad Gallery. Melbourne.
Selected Group Exhibitions
2012 Celebrity Auction. Fad Gallery. Melbourne.
2010 Nexus Modern Art. South Melbourne.
2009/10 Fad Gallery Christmas Show. Fad Gallery. Melbourne.
2009 Lioli Gallery. Camberwell. Victoria.
2009 Celebrity Auction. Fad Gallery. Melbourne.
2009 Art Melbourne 09. Represented by Brunswick Street Gallery.
2008 Gardner Gallery (Art Associates Australia). Richmond. Melbourne.
2008 Fad Gallery Artists Group Show. Fad Gallery. Melbourne.
2007 Celebrity Auction. Fad Gallery. Melbourne.
2006 Celebrity Auction. Fad Gallery. Melbourne.
2006 Postcard Show. Linden Gallery. St Kilda. Melbourne.
2005 Fad Gallery Artists Group Show. Fad Gallery. Melbourne.
2004 Celebrity Auction. Fad Gallery. Melbourne.
2002 Sleep. Installation. 'Tie Stealing Sociopath'. Arcadia. Fitzroy
2000 Sight Specific Installation. 'Schiphol'. Langridge Street Studios. Collingwood.
1999 'Cats and Wallpaper'. with Tracy Ellerton. Arcadia. Fitzroy .
1995 Suspension. 'Umbrellas for Different Days'. Arcadia. Fitzroy
1984/90 'Open Your Eyes'. Early computer generated imagery. 1inch video/sound
'L'Amour'. Six minute coloured paper animation. 16mm/sound
'At Home With Irma'. 10 minute black and white 8mm/silent.
'When I Remember What to Say'. 5 minute black and white 8mm/silent
Frames Film Festival. Adelaide.
Media Resource Centre and Mercury Cinema. Adelaide.
Australian International Animation Festival. Australian Capital Cities.
Museum of the Moving Image. London
Nexus Modern Art (Australia)
National Association for the Visual Arts (Australia)
Saatchi Online (United Kingdom) -
Artists.de Art online (Germany)
Irving Sandler Artists File (United States)
2008 'Barnyard'. Mixed media on canvas. Andrew Pearson 2006.
Included as support material for Senior Secondary Students studying Visual Arts.
Education Department of Western Australia