A B O U T T H E A R T I S T
Andrew Graves is a London-based artist whose vivid compositions capture places and moments in time through abstraction. He views his works as formal experiments with colour, paint and surface, constructing colour and form to suggest landscapes, architecture and interiors in a fluid and open process.
Graves studied at Kingston University (Ba Hons) and Middlesex University (MA), where he completed his PhD (examined by Iain Kiear and Sonia Boyce) in 2016. His Doctorate explored contemporary painterly abstraction specifically in the context of European and mid-century American painting and uses the racing cyclist as model for practice.
In 2009 Graves was awarded the Jerwood’s Galleries New Contemporary painting prize and in 2005 selected for the Bloomberg New Contemporaries exhibition at The Curve, Barbican. He has exhibited widely including Switzerland, Belgium, France, USA, South Korea and the UK, including a a recent solo exhibtion with Frans Kasl Projects (2023).