Justin Andrews – Drawing Time

23 July – 4 September 2016 | In Gallery1

“To capture the experience of the present is the aim behind my work. Every single methodological aspect of my work is there to support this. My work feeds on my own witnessing of the world that surrounds me. There’s the world of my work and the world of the real. These are actually one and the same. It’s just that I’m the medium between the two.

These drawings use the circular form. The circle is infinite, evolving, cyclical. It has no single orientation, no beginning, no end. It’s anonymous yet specific and symmetrical. It is an eye, a world, a point, the definition of an area. It is a host for something. The circle is an open conceptual structure.

My circular forms are the carriers for the methods and materials used to create them. These two aspects of this work form part of their meaning. These two aspects both point towards time – which surrounds them and is the thing that links the methods and materials that I use. These works use time as a device. These works are about the time taken to make them. These works physicalize time.

Each work is an area of focus, the formation of points from which to move forwards. They are temporal marcations which assist me in working out where to look, how to look, what to focus on, and how to go about representing an Abstract idea that has no preconceived form and can only be made specific through production.

The most basic processes can be used to approach the most difficult tasks.”

Justin Andrews
February 2016

image: Justin Andrews, Radius 2 (detail), 2016, mixed media on paper, 88.0 x 66.0 cm. Courtesy the artist and NKN Gallery, Melbourne