ANDREW BLYTHE

Cartography of the Unknown, 03-28 April 2018
Andrew Blythe's 'Cartography of the Unknown' takes its title from the Orlando Stewart documentary shown at the 2017 NZ International Film Festival. This 11-minute short film was an introduction to Blythe's turbulent life and intense art practice. Its single screening sold out and it is now available to view on vimeo.

https://vimeo.com/221040535

Andrew Blythe's most recent exhibition includes a suite of 'poured' paintings in new colours, several graphic, linear and layered works using the artist's trademark repeated 'xx' and 'no' motifs, as well as a new series of multi-coloured works in crayon and pencil on paper.

In the Winter 2012 issue of Art News New Zealand, artist and art advocate Stuart Shepherd wrote:
"Pattern and rhythm play a big part in [Andrew's] work, but pattern-breaking also happens - and sometimes a layering of other patterns occurs so that visual 'accidents' happen.
If Andrew's work could be transcribed as music it would sound like improvisational jazz with a strong jungle backbeat."

'Cartography of the Unknown' is Andrew Blythe's fifth solo exhibition at Tim Melville.
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