To mark the occasion of Andrew Pierre Hart's first major institutional exhibition at the Hayward Gallery and his forthcoming presentation with the gallery at Frieze London 2021, we are delighted to host a conversation between the British artist and Alexandria Smith, Artist and Head of Painting at the Royal College of Art, London.
Andrew Pierre Hart explores the symbiotic relationship between sound and painting through ongoing rhythmic research and play between improvised and spontaneous generative processes. The artist’s practice questions the many formalities and dialogues around painting. His works explore somatic responses to ideas relating to sound including but not limited to acoustic levitation, spatialization, the human as a vessel of sound and the creation of physical and theoretical space. Deeply influenced by music, Hart’s work is a renegotiation of the visual language and legacies of Western abstraction, probing connections between the phenomena, language and representation of sound in painting.
He lives and works in London. He holds an MA in Painting from the RCA (2019) and BA in Fine Art from Chelsea College of Arts (2017).
Alexandria Smith is a mixed media visual artist based in London and New York. She earned her BFA in Illustration from Syracuse University; MA in Art Education from New York University; and MFA in Fine Arts from Parsons. She is the recipient of numerous awards and residencies including the Queens Museum/Jerome Foundation Fellowship, a Pollock-Krasner Grant and Skowhegan, MacDowell and Yaddo residencies to name a few.
Smith's recent exhibitions include group exhibitions at Lisson Gallery (London) and Gagosian (NYC). She has a forthcoming solo exhibit at the Currier Museum (New Hampshire, USA) and participation in a group exhibition at Gagosian London.