Dylan Andrews is a recent graduate of the University of the West of England, where he achieved a BA (Hons) in Drawing & Applied Art. His work largely centres around monochromatic portraiture and studies of the human form. He tends to work on 30" x 22.5” paper, using just charcoal, blending tools and a rubber. 

Andrews' aim is to project and emphasise emotion without relying on deliberate facial expressions, instead placing an emphasis on manipulating light and shadow in his images in order to construct dramatic and intense atmospheres. Each portrait contains ambiguous patterns forming over the subjects face, created by an object unknown to the viewer. Each subject has their own unique mask of shadow, reflecting the varying factors that can contort and obstruct our identities. The intricacy and ambiguity of the patterns encourage the viewer to get lost in the subjects.

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