Iain Andrews

Contemporary painter, Manchester, UK

The Prophet (Jozef)
The Prophet (Jozef)

Acrylic and oil on linen 30x25cm £1400

Prophet in the Garden (Oil Press)
Prophet in the Garden (Oil Press)

2019/20 Oil on canvas 35x61cm £3000

Lady Leviathan
Lady Leviathan

Oil and acrylic on wood 45 x 60cm £3750

Demon Tree
Demon Tree

2020 Oil on canvas 40x30cm £2000

Tolstoy
Tolstoy

2015 Oil on wood 30x40cm unframed £1600

Tolstoy II
Tolstoy II

2015 Oil on wood 30x40cm unframed £1600

Hell, At Last
Hell, At Last

Acrylic and oil on canvas 2017 50 x 60cm £3750

Walt's Exorcism
Walt's Exorcism

Oil and acrylic on linen 50 x 40cm £3750

Heartsease
Heartsease

Acrylic on linen 26 x 31 cm £1500

Corvus Corax (St.Anthony)
Corvus Corax (St.Anthony)

Acrylic and oil on canvas 2018 50 x 60cm SOLD

Mythopoeia - The Judicivator
Mythopoeia - The Judicivator

Etching on found desk 60 x 40 x 78cm £1800

Acrylic on paper
Acrylic on paper

32x43cm £500

Acrylic on paper
Acrylic on paper

SOLD

Acrylic on paper
Acrylic on paper

32x43cm £500

Ink on paper
Ink on paper

30x42.5cm £300

Ink on paper
Ink on paper

30x42.5cm £300

Ink on paper
Ink on paper

30x42.5cm £300

ink on paper
ink on paper

30x42.5cm £300

Ink on paper
Ink on paper

30x42.5cm £300

Ink on paper
Ink on paper

30x42.5cm £300

ink on paper
ink on paper

SOLD

ink on paper
ink on paper

43x30cm £300

ink on paper
ink on paper

43x30cm £300

Ink on paper
Ink on paper

43x30cm £300

Ink on paper
Ink on paper

SOLD

Ink on paper
Ink on paper

43x30cm £500

Ink on paper
Ink on paper

43x30cm £500

Ink on paper
Ink on paper

43x30cm £500

Ink on paper
Ink on paper

43x30cm £500

Ink on paper
Ink on paper

30x43cm £500

About the Artist

Iain Andrews' paintings begin as a dialogue, both with a particular Folk Tale and also with an image from art history – often a painting by an Old Master that may then be used as a starting point from which to playfully but reverently deviate. He is interested in how stories are retold and re-imagined, and how the retelling alters and embellishes the original even as it seeks to render it vital and alive once again for a new audience. Along with this concern comes a question of how modern developments may be balanced by a dialogue with established traditions and past narratives, and yet not become nostalgic. Whereas in the past, the artist or thinker had the shared symbolic order provided by religion within which to refer and ground their work, the artist today must find a way of surviving the bewildering plurality and subjectivity that has become the norm, if what they have to say is to maintain any force or credibility.

Iain currently works as an artist in residence and Art Psychotherapist at Trinity High School in Manchester.

Solo exhibitions

2018 -  Iain Andrews - House of the Nobleman, London

2015 - Changeling - York College Gallery, York

2014 - Re:view - Iain Andrews, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester

2013 - Il teatro dei leviatano - Man and Eve, London , 

        - The Language of Paint (with Richard Kenton Webb), Atkinson Gallery, Somerset

2012 - Mythopoeia, Warrington Museum and Art Gallery, Warrington

2011 - Manchester Contemporary, Man and Eve , Manchester

2009 - The Pilgrimage of Lost Children and Other Stories, Bankley Mill, Manchester ,

         - Theoria, Gallery 286, London 

1999 - Passion, The Crossing, St Paul's, Walsall, West Midlands

Competitions, prizes and awards

2018  - Trinity Buoy Wharf Drawing Prize, shortlist, Chaiya Art award - shortlist

2017 - GMCC Contemporary Arts Prize - runner up, New Light Art Prize, shortlist

2016 - GMCC Contemporary Arts Prize - runner up

           1st Prize - Anthology, Van der Plas Gallery, NY

2014 - Open up North - 1st Prize

2012 - The Northern Art Prize 2013, longlist, Leeds

2011 - Marmite Painting Prize - 1st Prize, Nunnery, Bow Arts, London,   

          Towry Prize - North of England, National Open Art Competition, Chichester,  

          Jerwood drawing prize, London

2010 - Jerwood Painting Fellowship, shortlist, Jerwood space, London

2009 - Abbey Scholarship in Painting, Shortlisted, British School of Rome, Rome,

          Saatchi's Best of British, shortlist, Saatchi Gallery, London 

2008 - Marmite Art Prize, Studio 1.1, London

2007 - Celeste Art Prize 2007 - Short List, London, 

           Sir Leslie Joesph Young Artist Award - Shortlist, Glynn Vivian Art Gallery, Swansea 

2002 - LUKAS Drawing Prize, Gallery 37, Cork Street, London