On Art and Aesthetics

The dynamic and gestural figurative paintings of British artist Andrew Litten express a strong interest in the universal complexity of everyday existence—dealing with humanistic themes such as love, sensuality, fear, anger, loss, isolation, addiction, paranoia, sex, personal growth and perceived identity. His works are created with an unguarded, empathetic attitude, and like so many expressionist artists, exhibit a rawness of approach. Gesture and nuance inspire extreme emotive reading, perhaps subversive, tender, passionate, ambivalent, malevolent or compassionate. Our response becomes one of allure or repulsion.

Andrew writes: “Creativity is empowering and empathy is powerful. I want to create art that speaks of the emotions and private confusions we all experience in our lives. The need to see raw human existence drives it all forwards.”

His new exhibition “Ordinary Bodies, Ordinary Bones” is supported by Arts Council England.

Andrew Litten

Andrew was born in Aylesbury in 1970. He is self-taught, having…

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