Uncertain Spaces - a solo exhihibition by Andy Cropper
31st March - 11th April 2016
Andy Cropper (b. 1971, lives and works in Sheffield)
Andy is a realist painter concerned with issues relating to the ordinary, everyday and unremarkable. He captures glimpses, ephemeral moments usually unseen or missed. His paintings are beautifully observed, kaleidoscopic and multifaceted. His recent work has become focused on the cityscapes and landscapes of Sheffield.
For Andy the show "Uncertain Spaces" is about mystery. His work of the past few years has been about observing uncertainty within the spaces of daily life. Looking at places and scenes that make him pause, and question what it is about that given place that produces a feeling that something is different. That something is an uncanny "not quite right".
Things of note for 2015 and 2016
Andy has been chosen twice for the Contemporary British Painting's "painting of the day".
Andy was chosen for Now Then magazine's artist of the month for November 2015
2015 Still City group show, Cupola Gallery off-site exhibition at The Blue Moon, Sheffield
2015 Overlooked group show, The Scottish Queen, Sheffield
2015 The Harley Open group show, The Harley Gallery, Nottinghamshire
2015 Stillness group show, Arts Council Funded exhibition at Bloc Projects, Sheffield