Andrew Mania: Snapshot of a collection

Image Credit: Andrew Mania (2018) Collage featuring Carl Van Vechten 1940s portraits of Marlon Brando and Sidney Lumet

Spike Island, 133 Cumberland Road, Bristol BS1 6UX

0117 9292266
admin@spikeisland.org.uk
http://www.spikeisland.org.uk/events/exhibitions/andrew-mania-exhibition/

Saturday 05 May 2018 – Sunday 08 July 2018
Preview: Friday 4 May 2018, 6-9pm
Opening Hours: 12-5pm

Andrew Mania explores identity, sexuality and nostalgia through portraiture drawing. His works have been described with the Portuguese term 'Saudade' (Martin, S., 2016) a word with no English equivalent, meaning a deep emotional state of nostalgic or profound melancholic longing for an absent something or someone beloved.

Mania develops these drawings within assemblages set on decorative backgrounds such as hanging printed fabrics. A voracious collector, he here creates a dialogue between a series of early vintage photographs selected for their aesthetic or mystery, and his own drawings that capture a state of mischief and yearning.

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 monCri, 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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