I’m a visual artist using photography to explore things about life and existence that I will never fully understand. I studied BA (hons) Photography and I’m currently torturing myself with the idea of post-grad study. Much of my work includes the body, but body is not really my subject. To make my work, I often use myself but my images are not intended to be a mirror-reflection of ‘real-life’ me. Using myself is an important part of my creative process — it allows me to interrogate my subjects much more rigourously. To clarify: my images are made to explore subjects that are important to me but the meaning behind them is not related to ‘self’ exclusively. My intention is not to share my physical presence with the world but to communicate how I feel to others who may feel the same. Everything is construction, including my work.
This blog is a place to explore visual art, to share my own work, and to empty my head. A virtual space to think-type all the ugly thoughts away. Like everything in life, this blog is a work in progress.
As for who the real me is: I live in a barn on the edge of a farm with three beautiful stinking dogs and the love of my life who, after more than 20 years, still doesn’t bore me. I loathe the cold, mushrooms, and social media. I adore complicated people, B-rate horror films, and chocolate-flavoured beer. But my biggest love of all is visual art that causes me to doubt everything I see.
This is one place where I show my work.
Another is: www.andrewbe.com
A short list of small achievements (another work in progress):
- 2019 Masculinity for Brighton Festival at Speigeltent. Brighton, UK.
- 2019 Sensuous Geographies. Minneapolis, USA.
- 2019 Bare Men: The Group Show. New York, USA.
- 2020 Fifty-Two. London, UK.