Spike Island

Andrew ManiaSolo Exhibition


5 May to 8 July 2018

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Preview: Friday 4 May 2018, 6–9pm

Andrew Mania presents a dialogue between his drawings and a series of collected 1930/40s photographs selected for their aesthetic or mystery. Designed as a magazine, the space incorporates an assemblage of domestic materials that appropriate real life popular culture.

Andrew Mania explores identity, sexuality and nostalgia through portraiture drawing. He develops his drawings within specific assemblages set on decorative backgrounds. Previously described with the Portuguese term 'Saudade' (Martin, S., 2016), these drawings embody a melancholic longing through their contemporary style yet nostalgic environments.

Andrew Mania is a Spike Island studio holder and was selected and commissioned to exhibit through the Spike Island studios fund programme.

Andrew Mania

Andrew Mania (b. Bristol, 1974) lives and works in Bristol. Solo exhibitions include Andrew Mania, Bloomberg SPACE, London (2009) and Gogolin, Holbourne Museum of Art, Bath (2007). His work has been shown in group exhibitions including; PINK, Colette, Paris (2017); Adult World at Clearview Gallery, London (2017); BRISTOL, Peter von Kant Gallery, London (2017); Valentin at monChéri, Brussels (2017); Viaggio in Sicilia: Maps and Myths of the Mediterranean, Museo Archeologico Regionale Antonino Salinas, Sicily (2017); Portraits, Francesco Pantaleone Arte Contemporanea (2012); Nothing but Youth, Turner Contemporary, Margate (2011); Evening’s Tears, Morning’s Dew, Ancient and Modern, London (2011); Just Photography, Martos Gallery, New York. He was awarded the Rome Scholarship in 2004.

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