Approved: 16.08.2006

Andrew Schumann

Approved: 16.08.2006

See http://www.andrewschumann.com for details of my work
Concepts
I have become increasingly interested in the materials of our earth, the natural repetitive structures and simple but subtle variations. 'Make/Grow 2', 'Half Fathom Column' and 'Joyous Tree' are all based on repeated elements with slight variations - the Darwinian concept of variation producing potential advantage. 'Scales 2'

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  • Location: King's Lynn, East
 

Biography

See http://www.andrewschumann.com for details of my work Concepts I have become increasingly interested in the materials of our earth, the natural repetitive structures and simple but subtle variations. 'Make/Grow 2', 'Half Fathom Column' and 'Joyous Tree' are all based on repeated elements with slight variations - the Darwinian concept of variation producing potential advantage. 'Scales 2' uses 'worthless' materials - discarded seashells - and materials of 'value' - titanium sheet - in contrast and balance. The sum of our beautiful world, animate and inanimate, is materials, no more no less. Influences artistic: art history, Jean Arp, Giorgio Morandi, natural world: plants, materials, engineering: materials and processes Career path Although I went to Cambridge University to study Natural Sciences, my very tolerant tutors allowed me to end up with a degree in Art History. But to earn a living I worked for a number of years in the engineering industry, sculpting when I could and going on short courses to learn various sculpture techniques. In 1985 I was able to set up as a full-time sculptor and now have a well-equipped studio in an old warehouse overlooking the river in King's Lynn. My experience in industry has helped when tackling larger projects (like my millennium column on the quay in King's Lynn).

CV & Education

Solo exhibitions 2002 - King's Lynn Festival Exhibition, Fermoy Gallery 1998 - King's Lynn Festival Exhibition, Fermoy Gallery 1996 - Gainsborough House, Sudbury, Suffolk Group exhibitions 2003 - Light & Space, Salthouse Church, Norfolk 2002 - Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden, Ockley, Surrey 2002 - On The Edge, Salthouse Church, Norfolk 2001 - Down to Earth, Salthouse Church, Norfolk 2001 - Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden 2000 - Hannah Peschar Sculpture Garden, Ockley, Surrey 1999 - Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 1999 - Wolseley Fine Arts, London 1998 - Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 1997 - Borrowed from Nature II, Norfolk Contemporary Art Society, Norwich 1997 - Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 1997 - Wolseley Fine Arts, London 1996 - Fine Art Society, London 1996 - Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 1995 - Borrowed from Nature I, Norfolk Contemporary Art Society, Norwich