Untitled

Hurvin Anderson (1965 - )

Etching and aquatint

2005

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  • About the work
    Location
    Country: USA
    City: Chicago
    Place: British Consulate-General
  • About the artist
    Born in Birmingham, as the youngest of eight siblings, Hurvin Anderson was the only child not to be born in Jamaica, instilling an interest in his dual identity that plays throughout his work. He graduated from Wimbledon School of Art in 1994 and his distinct painting style is informed both by British painters such as Leon Kossoff, Michael Andrews and David Hockney, as well as a generation of Black British artists, Sonia Boyce, Eddie Chambers and Keith Piper. Anderson’s vibrant paintings draw on the genres of still life, landscape and portraiture to explore the way community and identity can be represented. Repeated images, such as the interior of barbershops, appear throughout his paintings as places synonymous with enterprise, affirmation and community for many Afro-Caribbean migrants. His work pays homage to this cultural history and explores themes of memory, identity and nationhood. Selected solo exhibitions include Backdrop, Art Gallery of Ontario, Toronto, Canada (2016); Dub Versions, New Art Exchange, Nottingham, UK (2016); Backdrop, CAM, St Louis, USA (2015); Reporting Back, IKON Gallery, Birmingham, UK (2013); and ART NOW: Hurvin Anderson, Tate Britain, London, UK (2009). He was shortlisted for the 2017 Turner Prize.
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  • Details
    Title
    Untitled
    Date
    2005
    Medium
    Etching and aquatint
    Dimensions
    width: 74.30 cm, height: 54.00 cm
    Acquisition
    Purchased from Thomas Dane Associates, July 2005
    Inscription
    below image: 22/44 / HA
    Provenance
    Thomas Dane Associates, London
    GAC number
    18027/2