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Andrew Beck

Andrew Beck graduated with a MFA from Whiti o Rehua School of Art, Massey University Wellington in 2010. Beck is represented by Hamish McKay (Wellington), Bowerbank Ninow (Auckland) and Luis Campaña Gallery (Berlin). Beck’s practice combines aspects of painting, site-specific installation and photography; he is particularly well-know for his production of photograms (photographs produced without a camera). At the Auckland Art Fair 2018, Beck will show large-scale abstract colour works that have not previously been exhibited. Beck’s work negotiates between a range of influences, from Bauaus and Constructivist, such as Moholy-Nagy, to minimalists like Serra. However, his use of photograms problematises the assumptions underlying modernist practice; by making use of photographic processes, Beck forces us to consider his abstractions as part of the discourse of photography.