Photo: Andrew Reeve in Norwich, East

Andrew Reeve

Early career

Andy Reeve is a contemporary artist currently drifting along the city walls and down the alleyways in Norwich, England.

Reeve’s iconoclastic urges are manifested through his canvases; however a deep sense of compassion and humour often belies the destruction.

The majority of his paintings comprise of found objects and cut-out pieces of canvas sometimes mounted on wires. Inspired by the Dada artists of the early 20c, as well as the techniques used by Matisse, Fontana, and the author William Burroughs, the cup-up method also known as découper inspire these unique paintings.

Sculptural works include Symphony in D (Major) - currently one of the works featured on the screen in the Saatchi gallery London, and No Shelter: Mother without Child exhibited in the Correspondence exhibition held alongside the Moore in Focus: A Friendship in Letters exhibition at the world renowned Sainsbury Centre for Visual Arts.

A firm believer in dismissing the attitudes of the lifestyle police, Reeve knows the clock is always ticking:

Don't die before you die. Play like you mean it.

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Location Norwich, East
Activities Critical writing, Creative writing, Marketing/communications, Graphic Design, Studio practice
Artforms / type of project Drawing, Mixed Media, Painting, Unclassified
Tags found objects, painting, drawing, figurative, cutting, Norwich University of the Arts, tired, sick of internet art sites and being ironic, scalpel

News & Events

  • Gallery Talks

    11/11/2015 – 25/11/2015
    The Undercroft, below the War Memorial, opposite City Hall, Norwich.

    At the Undercroft/hosted by Anteros on 11, 18, 25 November. Andrew Taylor MA History of Art UEA will explore portraiture, landscapes and abstract paintings in the PAINT exhibition.

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    07/11/2015 – 29/11/2015
    The Undercroft (below the War Memorial opposite City Hall, Norwich)

    Paint is an exhibition of some of the regions most exciting painters. It will be held in the Undercroft at the top of Norwich Market from the 7th to 29th November.

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  • Portrait

    07/09/2015 – 18/10/2015
    The Bank Eye

    Artists interpretations on the theme of portraits.

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  • Saatchi Screen, Saatchi Gallery

    'Symphony in D (Major)' [installation images] has been selected to appear on the screen of the 2nd floor of the Saatchi Gallery, King's Road, London.