Andy Wooldrige is an established Canadian artist born in Egypt and raised in England.Â He completed four years of formal training at Southhampton College of Art and Design.Â Glowing whites and contrasting soft deep blacks are central dramatic elements in his work.Â On Kurbatoff Gallery he says this about his work:
â€œI treat my canvas like a stage set, with simplified shapes and forms, deliberately placed to produce an artificial landscape. I try to convey the feeling we have when watching the curtain rise in a darkened theatre auditorium, when, for that brief moment, we suspend disbelief and allow ourselves to be transported into an alternative reality.â€
More of his work can be viewed here on his website.
Images: Courtesy of Andy Wooldridge.