Lauded by Annabel Sampson, Deputy Editor of Tatler as “the next David Hockney” painter Andy Burgess, who hails from London but lives in Arizona, continues to expand upon his fascination with contemporary architecture. A new series of paintings on panel and canvas colourfully re-imagines iconic modernist and contemporary houses. Burgess selects the subjects for his paintings with the discernment of the portrait painter. Buildings are chosen for their clean lines, bold geometric design and dynamic forms. Burgess approaches his subjects with a fresh eye, simplifying and abstracting forms even further and inventing, somewhat irreverently, new color schemes that expand the modernist lexicon beyond the minimalist white palette and rigid use of primary colours. Real places are sometimes re-invented, the architecture and design altered and modified, with new furniture and landscaping and a theatrical lighting that invests the painted scene with a dream-like quality and a peaceful and seductive allure.
Andy Burgess has been represented internationally by The Cynthia Corbett Gallery since 2004.
In April 2018 Andy Burgess had a solo exhibition at the Tucson Museum of Art (TMA) entitled Mid-Century Perspectives: Paintings by Andy Burgess & Objects of Modern Design. A short video about Andy and the TMA show was produced by Arizona Illustrated for Arizona Public Media (AZPM) and is available here.