Andrew Sutherland is inspired by wanderlust and the narratives that underlie human encounters with the natural world. His work relishes the delights of landscape in painted planes that combine graphic and illustrative elements with more traditionally painterly, expressive marks. His taste for adventure follows through with a long and explorative history of experimentation with different materials: watercolours, brush pens, acrylic paints, charcoal, ink, spray paint or collage on canvas, paper, wood or wall. Sutherland’s training was in Fine Art at The Ruth Prowse School of Art, after which he worked as an assistant to a local abstract painter in Cape Town. He travels and adventures frequently so that in both artwork and life his subtext remains that of the intrepid explorer.
Selected Exhibitions: 2018 – ‘Unmapped’ a solo exhibition at Salon91. 2017– ‘Trees Make Forests,’ Salon91; Turbine Art Fair with Salon91; Shelter, a solo exhibition at Salon91; ‘Strong Silence,’ group exhibition Gallery 2, Johannesburg. 2016 – ‘Oracle,’ an end-of-year group exhibition, Salon91; Turbine Art Fair with Salon91; ‘Paper is You III,’ Salon91; ‘No One’s Land,’ 99 Loop, Cape Town; ‘Kingdom 3,’ Equus Gallery, Cavalli Estate, Somerset West; ‘Reverie,’ the AGOG Gallery, Johannesburg. 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,’ In 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– Group Salon, Salon91.