This Temporary Matter Artist: Andy Smith

Andy Smith

"My practice is ever evolving and is difficult to define. Looking back, there appears to be a constant theme of encouraging public engagement with and through art. Art has simply always been my language of choice to initiate discourse. My re-training in Fine Art has given me a new perspective on how the 'art world' itself could use postmodern attitudes to include and enable the wider world to address cultural and societal issues. I like to examine the logocentric perception we have of meaning. How this meaning is then used as a strategy by the powerful to manipulate thought and action. I use recognisable and newly created symbols and icons to investigate, challenge and sometimes deconstruct established norms of cognitive coding."

Image: 'Caluna'. Oil on an ever-changing canvas.