Andrea’s work has emerged out of photography’s’ expanded field and incorporates installation, sculpture, drawing, photography, collage and film. She is interested in perception and ways of describing emotions visually, and through installation bring together different mediums to create experience. The works are created for a specific space to incorporate the sense of place; however transient or permanent, it represents this for the moment the visitor is amongst the work.
The human condition and particularly how it is expressed in the human figure is her main interest. Originally trained as a photographer, she is an acute observer of people’s movements, postures, gestures and facial expressions and how they change as history progresses. Her work addresses themes like humanness, freedom, limitless possibilities, the expansion of consciousness, and at the same time globalization, displacement, being in exile, impermanence, homelessness, and existential loneliness.
In her recent solo exhibition Farewells, hundreds of three-dimensional cardboard figures of various sizes transform a large space underneath railway arches into a station where people in transit meet. The imagery is based on photographs of commuters taken with my IPhone camera. The bending and folding of cut – out photographic prints into three – dimensional sculptures exaggerate the physique and posture of the travellers. Visitors were able to walk around the sculptures and experience the abstract and unsubstantial back from one angle, and the realistic and more solid photographic one front from another.