Andrea Grottick addresses a perceived hopelessness associated with addiction and mental health issues. Inspired by personal experiences and research, she presents an ambiguity through texturing, layering and manipulation of images to promote a widened interpretation for the viewer. Resulting images resonate with the viewer positivity and change.
Andrea is a freelance Essex based artist born in 1975. She studied Fine Art at Havering College in Hornchurch and has worked as an artist in residence at The Foyer in Brentwood. She centralises on autobiographical content and displays a particular interest in the multiplicity of the human psyche and how the viewer can misjudge people and situations.
She has spent time assisting in a scheme with ‘Open Arts’ where art workshops encourage ideas of change and develop positive outlooks. This particular research has determined her collection entitled “State of Mind.” Andrea conceptualises and implements her pieces by using colours, textures, layering, and manipulation of images to mutually build up and strip away thoughts connected to her work.
Press release from Oxford House, London. 2011.