Andrea Artz at Towner Art Gallery. East Sussex Open 2016
Being an expat and photographer for more than half of my adult life, I have always been interested in people being in transit, both in a metaphorical and in a literate way. My work explores different aspects of the journey and addresses themes like humanness, freedom, limitless possibilities, and expansion of consciousness and at the same time globalization, displacement, impermanence, homelessness and existential loneliness.
Boundaries between media are fluid and vary from photography, video, painting, drawing and collage to site – specific installations, which make use of photographic materials, found-, and handmade objects and site-specific drawing. The process is a journey in itself and materials go through a variety of processes and layering’s, from the analogue to the digital or vice versa.
Andrea Artz was born in Germany. She has lived and worked in New York and gained an MFA from the University of Leeds. Andrea has exhibited both in the UK and internationally, including the Royal Academy of Art, Towner Art Gallery, Dickens Museum and A.P.T. Gallery. She is also an established portrait photographer and has worked for The New Yorker and other international magazines. She is based in London and St Leonards-on-sea.