Andrew Burns Colwill
Andrew is one of the original Bristol street artists (he was painting on walls when you could only buy spray paint in garages). He is both the alpha and the omega of street art - his work having recently been described as 'the next wave in street art - a movement of using fine art techniques portraying a powerful environmental or political message'. This can be seen in his recent Artic Scream at last year's Upfest, which received acclaim from art bloggers and critics alike. His previous piece for Upfest was named in the top 70 street art pieces in the UK from Getty Images. For him, the street art scene stands for a new revolution like the impressionists did at the turn of the twentieth century - "when ordinary people could at last express themselves and art wasn’t solely for the landowners and the church.” Whether on walls or on canvas, his work is fine art with a twist, and is simply stunning.
Watch the fascinating video about his 2018 mural 'The Gift' at the top of the page.
Andy's latest exhibition is currently running at the Bocabar Bristol.
Artic Scream at The Coopers Arms, Bedminster Bristol for Upfest
Photography Neil Roberts 212 Productions
August 2018 Bristol Living Sketches Live in London
July 2018 Bristol 247 SketcheS
July 2018 Bristol Cable TV Art Battle Bristol
April 2018 Radio interview Backchat BCFM - to listen to the interview scroll down to 1 April 2018 and the interview is from 14.09 mins into the show
August 2018 Interview Andrew Burns Colwill's vision for 2050
July 2018 Interview: New ‘ScetcheS’ exhibition for Bristol artist Andrew Burns Colwill – “I’m taking my work down a new alternative route.”
November 2017 - Fabulous live paint from Andrew Burns Colwill
October 2017 - Through the eyes of an Ostrich
August 2017 - Andrew at The Greenbank
August 2017 - Seagulls
May 2017 - Interview Tomorrow's Habitat
Through the eyes of an Ostrich - October 2017
Of this collection Andrew says: 'An Ostrich has it’s head buried in the sand, worse than that it’s got Ray-Bans on. This exhibition is about what I see things happening around and people just ignoring it, or not being aware of it, or being aware of it but choosing not to do anything about it but just carrying on with their lives. This will cause us massive problems if we don’t start looking and understanding the environmental impact we are having for our children and our children’s children. People have got to start waking up.'
20/50 Vision: Tomorrow's Habitat - May 2017
The works in Andrew's 20/50 Vision: Tomorrow's Habitat collection challenge our perception of how we will grow food and humans, our effect on the planet and how we will be fairing economically and operating socially by 2050. Beautiful soak stained canvasses with hard hitting themes and being Burns Colwill there is a fair amount of dark humour thrown in too. Add his affordable A3 giclee prints signed by the artist to your art collection.
Andrew's 2017 Body of work
Examples of murals and commissions over recent years