The mind can be like a river, which often has fragments and material flowing through it reflecting the life that we lead. I want my paintings to have fluidity and flow. Momentary visions, thoughts, memories and imaginations coalesce into a whirlwind of fragments held together by an overriding sense of euphoria. My paintings often provide a simple structure from a distance yet as you move closer to them, smaller images and details emerge. Similarly, my sculptures often contain discoveries and small toys. Items reveal themselves, often held together by glue and paint. These symbols/items in my painting and sculpture do not add up to a story, they are mind wanderings, a collection of flowing thoughts floating across the surfaces, and poetic interactions. I see international engagement and transcultural interaction as a vital part of today’s discourse.
Andrew Stahl has exhibited frequently in London and the UK and widely internationally across Europe, Asia and America. He has received many awards including the Abbey Rome Scholarship and the Wingate scholarship for travel in South East Asia. He has also participated in public-funded residencies in Thailand, China, Australia and Sri Lanka. His exhibitions have been frequently discussed in international newspapers and art journals and his works are in many private and public collections both in the UK and abroad including the, Arts Council England, the British Council, the Government Art Collection, the British Museum and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York.
He has both curated and participated in the Monologue Dialogue series most recently in 2017 in London. Most recent exhibitions include Bangkok Art Biennale 2018/2019 and 2019 Only Connect Osaka, Japan and has a solo show coming up in 2019 at the Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah, UAE
Andrew Stahl is Professor of Fine Art and Head of Undergraduate Painting at the UCL Slade School of Fine Art in London.
Andrew Stahl: 1976 - Today
Al Hamriyah Sharjah Art Foundation, Sharjah
06 JULY - 10 SEPTEMBER 2019