AboutAndy Harper considers painting to be an instrument to capture the patterns and processes of his mind. He works into a thin film of oil paint; the surface worked and re-worked. For a period of time the painting remains totally malleable, but then, like archaeology in reverse, the surface stiffens and embedded in the paint is a trace of thought itself.
Harper has previously created paintings on suspended spheres, intricately cut boards and fly- posted onto hoardings. For Archaeology in Reverse he has made a specific and central work for the upper gallery around which the rest of the show will revolve;
a free-standing screen, comprising large painted canvases.
Harper's work was included in the East End Academy at the Whitechapel Gallery, London (2009), and solo shows at Danese, New York (2008/2012), Morgan Contemporary, Berlin, Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth and The Page Gallery, Seoul (2010).
The exhibition is supported by the Department of Art at Goldsmiths, University of London.