Andrew Lansley ‘Instinct & Abstraction’
29th August – 26th September 2020
“In many walks of life, one is asked to work by a process of deduction getting towards a fixed predetermined point. However, in the creative process of making art, the reverse is often true. I share this way of working with the other artists present in this exhibition.
Throughout my childhood and in much of my teaching career, the response I got towards artwork from many people was a simple question: ‘What’s it about?’ My answer was always the same: ‘It’s just a picture’. To me a picture shouldn’t need any explanation or equivocation. It is its own language. It’s like a dream. It touches parts of you that a words cannot touch. It comes from a place that words find inaccessible.
There are no rules as to what can or cannot be in a piece of art. The only thing that must be said is that it must provide evidence of instinct and it will speak to the instinct of the sensitive viewer if that is where it has come from.”
Andrew Lansley August 2020