Andrew James Collins is a multi disciplinary visual artist living and working between the South Western Coast of Ireland and Northeastern United States.
Creating an interrelated practice involving both an evolutionary and tangential trajectory his work is informed by landscape and history. By working on several distinct bodies during any period a broad range of movement between ideologies, processes, scale and materials is fostered. Through experiences and an informed relationship with the surroundings he is able to experiment with form and materiality creating visual work that mimics simple and elegant natural processes.
The thematically broad work takes cues from geology, time passage, cosmology, art history, anthropology, life and death. Work emerges from an involvement with new processes and materials often outside of intention. The control of chance, force, and accident around the accumulation of varied materials helps shape different bodies and future exploration. Each piece is a fragment, a new building block in the evolving scope of the combined bodies of creative output.
Andrew has had shows at GRIN Gallery, Keeseh Studios, and MANA Contemporary in New York, Wandsford Quay Gallery in Ireland and The Chapel Gallery in the UK. He has held residencies at the National Sculpture Factory in Ireland and Gallery ELL in New York.
Andrew’s work is held in private collections internationally.