In Conversation: Andrew Pierre Hart x Alexandria Smith

A talk between the London-based artist and Head of Painting at the Royal College of Art

"The experience of painting can be activated further. I think that the digital onslaught has desensitised us. For us to get that deeper emotional connection, we need to activate more of the senses."


To mark the occasion of artist Andrew Pierre Hart's first major institutional exhibition at the Hayward Gallery and his forthcoming presentation at Frieze London 2021, Tiwani Contemporary is delighted to host a conversation between the British artist &


Alexandria Smith, Artist and Head of Painting at the Royal College of Art, London.




About The Artists

Andrew Pierre Hart lives and works in London. He holds an MA in Painting from the RCA (2019) and BA in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Arts (2017).⁠    


Based on rhythmic research and play between improvised and spontaneous generative processes, Hart’s practice encompasses work that questions the many formalities and dialogues around painting. His works explore somatic responses to ideas relating to sound including but not limited to acoustic levitation, spatialization, the human as a vessel of sound and the creation of physical and theoretical space. Deeply influenced by music, Hart’s work is a renegotiation of the visual legacies of Western abstraction and figuration, probing connections between the phenomena, language, and representation of sound in painting. 


He is a recipient of the ArtAngel Thinking Time' Award (2020) & Tiffany & Co. x Outset Studiomakers Prize (2019). Recent exhibitions include Mixing It Up: Painting Today, Hayward Gallery, London (2021); The Listening Sweet, Tiwani Contemporary, London (2021); The Abstract Truth of Things, Tiwani Contemporary (2020); Collective Intimacies at Theaster Gates' Black Image Corporation, 180 The Strand, London (2019); Royal College of Art Graduate Show (2019).

Alexandria Smith is a mixed media visual artist based in London and New York. She earned her BFA in Illustration from Syracuse University; MA in Art Education from New York University; and MFA in Fine Arts from Parsons. She is the recipient of numerous awards and residencies including the Queens Museum/Jerome Foundation Fellowship, a Pollock-Krasner Grant and Skowhegan, MacDowell and Yaddo residencies to name a few. Smith's recent exhibitions include group exhibitions at Lisson Gallery (London) and Gagosian (NYC). She has a forthcoming solo exhibit at the Currier Museum (New Hampshire, USA) and participation in a group exhibition at Gagosian London

September 22, 2021