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Andrew Grassie

Andrew Grassie left Edinburgh to study at St Martins School of Art; later completing his MA in Painting at the RCA. Grassie exhibits regularly in the UK and internationally, including solo shows at Tate Britain, Maureen Paley London, Sperone Westwater New York, Talbot Rice Gallery Edinburgh, Johnen Galerie Berlin and the Rennie Collection Vancouver. He has lectured extensively across a range of institutions in the UK.

Grassie has developed a visual language of miniature paintings from photographs meticulously rendered in egg tempera: a technique associated with pre-Renaissance panel paintings predating the development of oil paint. They often focus on documentation of the art world: paintings of group exhibitions that never existed, of paintings being painted, collections, studios, art stores, framers and fabricators. His work is concerned with ideas of artistic agency, authorship and what signifies the specific cultural value of a work of art today.

 

Photo credit: 
Andrea Rossetti