“I want to create images that are mystical and beautiful with contemporary touches.” Andrew Sutherland travels frequently to keep his creative juices bubbling. He grew up between Cape Town and the UK and has lived in Taiwan where he first experimented with watercolours, brush pens and fineliners in his works. He is not limited to one medium using acrylic paints, charcoal, ink, spray paint or collage on canvas, paper, wood or wall. Since his return to Cape Town Sutherland has been influenced by the local design and illustration inspired by street art. His training was in Fine Art at The Ruth Prowse School of Art after which he worked as an assistant to a local abstract painter. Sutherland’s work carries a soft, dream-like undertone that evokes a subtle narrative. His subtext is often that of the intrepid explorer, relishing the delights of the landscape in painted planes that combine graphic and illustrative elements with more traditionally painterly, expressive marks. He is currently based in Cape Town.
Selected Exhibitions: 2016 – Turbine Art Fair with Salon91; Paper is You III, Salon91; No One’s Land, 99 Loop, Cape Town. 2015 – Stellar, Salon91; Jou Daaglikse Dosis, Aardklop, Potchefstroom; This is the Place, Salon91; Winter Mash-Up, Alex Hamilton Gallery, Cape Town. 2014 – Other Dust (solo), Salon91; Golden Haze, Salon91; ID Entity II, Toto Gallery, Johannesburg. 2013 – The Editions Show, Salon91; Birds and Bikes, Lei Gallery, Taichung, Taiwan. 2012 – The Tobacco Factory Show (solo), The Tobacco Factory, Bristol, UK. 2011 – The Sprawl (solo), Galerie de Lyons, Cape Town; If You Let Yourself Love a Wild Thing, Salon91; Paper is You, Salon91. 2010 – Coppertone 77, Salon91; Tretchikoff and Me, Salon91. 2008 – A Meeting of Like-Minded People, Salon91; 2005 – Icons, Manhattans, Cape Town. 2004 – Graduate Exhibtion, Ruth Prowse School of Art, Cape Town.