Andrew Pierre Hart
Andrew Hart is a Multi-disciplinary Artist, focusing on the symbiotic relationship between Sound and Painting. Hart's practice is part of his ongoing rhythmic research and play on improvised and spontaneous generative processes, exploring through various mediums: Sound, Video, Performance, Found object, Image, Language, Photography, Collaboration and Installation. Through utilising painting and sound as methodologies, Hart's work is activated using various versions and inversions, to understand this sometimes difficult relationship. Currently playing with ideas of obsession and activation, his practice breathes in and out of painting and sound; altering between very specific areas, or at a more generalized juncture.
In recent work, Hart has collaborated with a Ballerina in relation to movement, exploring rhythm and dance, with consideration to how these relate to painting and sound. Together, they produced a beautiful short dance piece, later developing a longer performance, that considers paint, sound and dance using contemporary interventions.
Hart's continual traversing of different mediums and art languages, allows him the space to explore and play, with an aim to push something different in his practice. His paintings are described as owning ‘Rhythmic hues, usually in blue’, which highlight their lyrical and poetic presence, but also, allows his paintings to be understood in a musical sense. With his latest collaboration with Royal College of Music student, Bassoonist and Synaesthetic Allana, Hart has further developed his ideas and thinking around colour theory, but also the relation between sound and colour. Their continued collaboration has produced workhops and live performances, as well as a truer understanding of the condition, which has assisted Hart in developing a theory around the relation between gesture, movement, sound and rhythm.