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Posted 27.07.15

Fine Art grad Andy Cluer secures residency at KARST

By Sarah Packer

BA (Hons) Fine Art grad Andy Cluer has secured a residency at contemporary art space KARST.

BA (Hons) Fine Art graduate Andy Cluer has been selected for a residency at Plymouth contemporary art space KARST.

KARST was founded in 2012 as an artist-led initiative intent on showcasing current and experimental visual art – with artists VestandPage, Noah Angell and Jeongmoon Choi being just some of the huge list of international artists that have graced the space.

Andy explained, “I applied for the residency in May, where I had to describe my practice and what I was showing in the Summer Show here at the college. Then in June there was an interview process about my work and what I would get out of a residency. I found out the following day that I was successful! I was over the moon.”

“It’s a really good space to carry on my practice, the freedom of the environment and international artists surrounding you is something you can constantly have a dialogue with." — Andy Cluer.

Andy’s interests surround failed architectural structures – their use of space and the unconscious theories – using archival material to feed his in-depth research led practice that sees him export physical objects, past or present into a 2D collage that is than redeveloped back into a 3D abstract visual.  

“It’s a really good space to carry on my practice, the freedom of the environment and international artists surrounding you is something you can constantly have a dialogue with,” commented Andy.

“I’m looking to strengthen and improve my work, so a six month residency will allow me to develop my practice for an extended period of time.”

‘Ou-Topos Ferrier, 2015’ by Andy Cluer, BA (Hons) Fine Art graduate.

Andy meticulously explores the creative range of the materials used within his work placing particular emphasis on the physical structure and the effects on the surrounding society.

“At the moment, I’m going to keep looking into utopian structures and how they failed, I want to develop my practice and see what I can achieve next,” said Andy.

You can see Andy’s latest work ‘Ou-Topos Ferrier, 2015’ in the Gallery exhibiting in our BOSS exhibition until 28 August 2015.

See more of Andy's work at www.andycluer.info.

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