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Andrew Gilbert

 

Andrew Gilbert

Andrew Gilbert is a Scottish artist, born in 1980 in Edinburgh who attended the Fine Art - University of Edinburgh and Edinburgh College of Art. He satirically interprets the history of European colonialism in his paintings.Creating sculptures, paintings and mixed media, Gilbert’s works subvert and satirize various aspects of British culture, in particular reference to the African Zulu tribe, which became an obsession for the artist at a young age. Gilbert’s works evoke his fanciful imagination in a faux-naive style. Gilbert’s work has been shown in a number of solo exhibitions including Gesellschaft Museum, Luebeck, SPERLING, Munich, Blank Projects, Cape Town, South Africa, Gallery Polad-Hardouin, Paris, Galerie Kai Erdmann, Hamburg, Forte Strino Military Museum, Italy, Ten Haaf Projects, Amsterdam, Gallery Polad Hardouin, Paris, Galerie Andreas Hoehne, Munich, and Galerie Eva Bracke, Berlin, among others. His gaudy portraits and mocking models of imaginary military figures take their reference points from Persian manuscripts to medieval European sculpture.



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