To mark the occasion of Andrew Pierre Hart's first major institutional exhibition Mixing It Up: Painting Today at the Hayward Gallery and his presentation at Frieze London 2021, Tiwani Contemporary hosted a conversation between the British artist and Alexandria Smith, Artist and Head of Painting at the Royal College of Art, London. (October 2021)
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/London). A forthcoming solo exhibition at the Currier Museum (New Hampshire, USA) in 2022.