Brook Andrew

Frontier Lights from 'Hope and Peace' series, 2005
screenprint and collage on paper with graphite and diamond crust
107.0 x 99.5 cm
signed, dated, titled and numbered (lower margin) 7 from an edition of 7

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Stills Gallery, Sydney
Acquired from the above by the present owner in 2005

Another example of this image is in the National Gallery of Australia collection

Another example of this image is in:
M Delany, N Papastergiadis, M Riphagen, B Andrew, G Barlow, A Loxley, L Russell, 'Brook Andrew: Eye to Eye' exhibition catalogue, MUMA, Melbourne, 2007 (illus. p.38)

  • Frontier Lights from 'Hope and Peace' series

Coutesy Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne and the artist

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Born in Sydney in 1970, Brook Andrew now lives and works in Melbourne. He has exhibited regularly with Gallery Gabrielle Pizzi, Melbourne; Stills Gallery, Sydney; Greenaway Art Gallery, Adelaide and is now solely represented by Tolarno Galleries, Melbourne

Brook Andrew's work incorporates many different artistic styles. Largely photographic in origin, his work encompasses installation, architecture, public art and landscape design. His works are beautifully striking, contemplative and inspiring creations that markedly challenge our conceptions of ourselves, our environment and our ideas of what an art work should say and what an artist's role is. Beneath Andrew's seemingly obvious amalgamation of text and image with its bright, flashy show-man style of contemporary brilliance lies a more heavy, intellectually imbued message. Andrew seems to seduce his viewer with his alluring aesthetics and when seduced, the viewer is thrown amongst a political revelation of race, history, environment and nature and/or challenged with a complex conceptual engagement with art and these subjects.