Andrew Viner, was born in Epsom, Surrey, April 1987. At a young age, his family moved to Winchelsea Beach. He now lives and works in Rye, East Sussex
Andrew is a prolific, and predominantly self-taught painter, although he did study art whilst living and working in Brighton. He finds his inspiration in the Landscape around his home town, as well as Cornwall, a place he visits regularly. As well as the landscape, the coastline and the sea inspires his work, with old tales, myths and poems further inspiring his images.
He has found the British Romantic Artists, such as Constable and Turner a huge inspiration. And through a combination of wanderlust, and his enjoyment of drawing and capturing the landscape. He endeavours to further the ideas of the British “Romantic” artists by trying to amplify the landscape into a new image.
As well as nature, the idea of the Romantic “Sublime” fascinates him. The idea of an image that on face value is attractive, enticing and thought provoking, but can also contain menace, a melancholy and something primal.
He constantly strives to create an image which shows his reactions to the landscape, and the idea of the “sublime”. He’s particularly interested in the harmony of classical image making, based on traditional methods. However he mixes this tradition with something more expressive and based on the physical properties of the actual painted surface. Andrew likes the viewer to see the painting as an object, as well as an image. He is also inspired by poetry, and ancient myths and legends. Allowing these ideas and stories to seep into his paintings. He often uses the techniques of abstraction and expressionism in his working methods, however he does strive to remain a more figurative artist. Within his work he endeavours to strike more at the viewer’s emotions, as well as attempting to connect on an aesthetic level.
“Nature for me, is the absolute foundation for my work. Its unpredictable and never paralleled. It is dark, and earthy. It can be raw and terrifying, all involving and overpowering”
Solo Show in Rye 2015
Group Show RSA “Summer Exhibition”, Rye 2016
Group Show “Headmost”, Workers Gallery, Wales 2017
Group Show “On The Other Side” Rye Art Gallery, Rye 2017
Group Show “New Road Artists Group Exhibition” Rye 2017
Group Show “Chiaro Scuro~The Power of Light and Dark” Alex Macarthur Interiors, Rye 2017
Selected Artist for “Christmas in Rye” Artwork 2017
Solo Show “A Simple Image” Mccully and Crane Gallery, Rye 2018
Group Show “New Road Artists Summer Exhibition”, Rye 2018
Group Show RSA “Summer Exhibition”, Rye 2018
Group Show “New Road Artists”, Rye 2018
Group Show “Spring Exhibition” JP Art Consultancy, London 2019
Solo Show “Unseen” Mccully and Crane Gallery, Rye 2019
Group Show “RSA Summer Exhibition”, Rye 2019
Group Show “Alex Macarthur Interior’s”, Rye 2019
Group Show “New Road Artists”, Rye 2019
He has private collections held throughout Europe, Asia, USA and Canada. And has an ever growing portfolio of exhibitions, and collectors.
He also accepts private commissions
Currently represented at McCulley and Crane Art gallery, Rye. www.mccullyandcrane.com
Currently represented at Alex Macarthur Interiors, Rye. www.alexmacarthur.co.uk