Andrea Coltman


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Artists Statement

I don't know how to love a place...

Andrea has always felt displaced. Belonging nowhere she is a nomadic, an observer drawn to capturing snapshots of transitional locations through painting.

Absorbed with notions of non place, place and interstice Andrea has considered the viewable environment and how that relates to

Modernism, Geometry, Architecture, Minimalism and Abstract Expressionism. Visualising physical and psychological spaces Andrea's work collectively connects yet there is a disconnect revealing a state of flux, crossing boundaries, discovering dead ends and places of transformation whilst moving between quantifiable and indeterminate states.

Fluorescent marks are often used referencing hi-visibility, safety protection and these can disrupt the viewer’s visual perception. Pigments are applied, reimagined monotone objects are then interrupted by minimal bright colours combining figuration and abstraction. Using mixed media Andrea draws on both the linear architectural forms and random markings. She edits, re-edits, duplicates, interprets and re-interprets the

literal context. Repetition is thematic alluding to the cyclical nature of life. Precision is implied, imperfections arise and impossible structures unravel with dystopian overtones.

Andrea reflects psychologically to the everyday overlooked instant or object. She is drawn to the ephemeral, the splitsecond, a passage through a place or environment. Andrea is a rootless wanderer and wonderer, a 21st Century Flâneuse.

Bio (Selected Shows)

Andrea Coltman lives and works in Knockholt, Kent. She studied at the College for the Distributive Trades and St Martins School of Art 1984 -1986; University of Greenwich 2010-2012; University of Kent 2012-2013 gaining First Class honours in BA(Hons) Fine Art; UAL 2017 MFA Fine Art.

Her work has been shown in numerous group shows including Chelsea College of Art 2016; The Kaleidoscope Gallery Kent 2016; The Bargehouse OXO Tower Wharf 2015; Embassy Tea Gallery London 2015; The Historic Dockyard Chatham 2015; CO3 Gallery Colchester 2014; ASC Studios New Cross 2013 and Maidstone Museum Kent 2012. Andrea was shortlisted for the National Open Art in 2015.