Andy Welland: Loose Ends (23)
Andy Welland (b. 1981) is a British artist and art director living and working in the UK.
He is recognised for his vibrant, graphic collage work that is both welcoming and bold with a sophisticated conceptual edge. Following a degree in Fine Arts from Sheffield Hallam in 2007, he cut his teeth in London's ad-land working within the luxury division of M&C Saatchi and has also worked at various boutique design studios across the UK. As an accomplished art director, he operates a design consultancy generating commercial work such as branding, conceptual R&D and publication design alongside an art practice.
His collage works and graphic paintings form an aesthetic that explores shape and form, familiar motifs and cultural totems whilst blurring the lines between simple and complex, hand-made and the digital. Notions of image-making are blurred, cultural artefacts are pulled apart, reassembled, whilst personal ephemera are elevated to objets d'art.