“My work uses utopian and revolutionary imagery and visions, and the ‘shadows’ that underlie them: historical, emotional, fictional etc.– aspects of these dream-lands that are less often acknowledged, or for which responsibility is often eschewed. I include within the symbolic and perceptual fabric of my artworks, potential counter-narratives that act as foils to the object of envisioning”
Andrew Carroll has explored the use of various media in his art practice including installation, video, and in more recent years drawing, painting and photography. A central concern is creating a space within which the viewer is uncertain of their position or situation, particularly in relationship to the subject of the piece. Andrew also engages in creative writing and poetry on a regular basis.
Andrew holds a BA and MA in Visual Arts Practice from the Institute of Art, Design + Technology, Dún Laoghaire (2008, 2010). He was recipient of an Arts Council Bursary for his project ‘Silhoutopia’ (2009) and received a level 8 qualification in Group Arts Facilitation from Cork institute of Technology (2012). In 2013 Andrew founded Visions School of Art, a facility for adult-learners that was in operation in Cork until January 2020. He has exhibited at the Royal Hibernian Academy Annual exhibition (2011, 2014), Cork Photo festival (2016, 2018), The Lavit Gallery Annual Members Exhibition (2018) and in ‘Idionumina’, an exhibition examining alternative spaces for the display of Contemporary Art, curated by Deirdre Southey and Maria Tanner (Graignamanagh, Co. Kilkenny, 2012).