Demon and Martyr
Andrew Nicholls is one of 51 finalists selected for the 2021 Fremantle Arts Centre Print Award.
Andrew is an Australian/British artist, writer, and curator whose practice engages with the sentimental, camp, and other historically-marginalised aesthetics, and traces the historical recurrence of particular aesthetic motifs. He is especially concerned with periods of cultural transition during which Western civilisation’s stoic aspirations were undone by base desires, fears or compulsions, and with 18th century Britain’s fascination with, and paranoia of, other cultures and ‘othered’ identities.
While primarily drawing-based, his practice also incorporates ceramics, photography, installation, performance, and filmmaking.