Andrew MaughanAndrew Maughan's distorted, and fragmentary portraits endlessly obfuscate comfortable certainty.
They require the viewer to reconstruct the subjects in their imaginations - with their scratched-out eyes, the grotesque mouths, the dribbles of paint - but this is an impossible task. Identity, and recognition, is never complete.
Selected Group Exhibitions
JAMBON, Moving Gallery, Newcastle, UK.
Lime Street Gallery, Newcastle, UK.
'JAMBON', Cobalt Studios, Newcastle, UK.
Visual Arts Degree Show, Northumbria University, UK.
'Free Range' Brick Lane, London, UK.
'Public Hanging', Foyer Gallery, Northumbria University, UK.
'Collaboration', Foyer Gallery, Northumbria University, UK.
'A Place to Think', Gallery North, Newcastle, UK.
Selected Press and Publications
Guardian Newspaper UK, June 2010.
'Don?t call it a pow-wow!' www.Guardian.co.uk, June 2010.
kyeo.tv pod cast ? Moving Gallery, May 2010.
Workplace Gallery blog, 'JAMBON' group show, December 2009.
Awards and Nominations
Graduate Studio Northumbria Award.
Sovereign European Art Prize 2010 (nominated).
The Guardian Official Artist for Bilderberg 2010.