Andy Burgess (British, b. 1969)
Andy Burgess is a London-born artist currently residing in Tucson, Arizona. Burgess is known for his renditions of modernist and mid-century architecture, panoramic cityscape paintings, and elaborate mosaic-like collages made from vintage papers and ephemera collected over many years. Burgess continually expands his artistic vocabulary by mastering various media, more recently immersing himself in photography and printmaking. In 2016, he was invited to Tandem Press, Madison, Wisconsin to collaborate with master printmakers to produce a series of images in limited editions in various media.
Burgess is interested in the city, both as a vibrant place of culture and creativity as well as a repository for dreams and ambitions. Through his artwork, Andy explores the city as a place of narrative - both cinematic and graphic - utilizing the traditions of Impressionism, Pop art, and graphic art. Describing his style as “Pop Geometry,” Burgess uses vibrant color and clean edges to create work referencing both a golden age of American advertising and graphic design from the 1930’s to the 1950’s with its witty typographic flourishes and Art Deco influences and also early Twentieth Century art movements such as Cubism and Russian Constructivism. He has been collecting vintage American ephemera for many years where he then deconstructs. Burgess does this by cutting them up into minute pieces and reconstructing them into multi-colored pop art pieces, constructed cityscapes, as well as visual and verbal poems.
Burgess’s work can be seen at many prestigious international art fairs, including Art Miami and Art Hamptons, The London Art Fair and Art New York and most recently Art Central in Hong Kong. In January 2012, Burgess had his first museum show at The University of Arizona Museum of Art and has subsequently exhibited at The Laguna Art Museum in California. In 2014, Burgess had his first solo New York gallery show at Site 109 in Manhattan’s Lower East Side. In 2016, Burgess completed an artist residency at Tandem Press in Madison, Wisconsin, one of the most prestigious printmaking studios in the country.
Burgess has completed many important commissions for public and private institutions including Crossrail (London’s largest ever engineering project), Cunard, APL shipping, Mandarin Oriental Hotels and most recently a new medical centre in San Jose, California. Burgess’s collectors include the Booker prize-winning author Kazuo Ishiguro, actor and writer Emma Thompson, the Tisch family in New York, Beth De Woody, Board Member of The Whitney Museum and Richard and Ellen Sandor in Chicago, who have one of the top 100 art collections in America.