Andrew Duff is a mixed media visual artist living and working in Toronto, Canada. A graduate of both OCAD and NSCAD, Andrew currently draws robots on just about everything. His robot explorations include drawings, collages, mixed media paintings and silkscreen prints. Each piece celebrates natural flaws and strives to bridge the gap between hi-tech and handmade.
His current body of work explores the juxtaposition of shiny, new high technology and urban decay. Through the materials and process he uses in his practice, he investigates themes of challenge and hope. Influenced by graffiti, comics and 1980s science fiction movies, he is driven to create characters and narratives that speak his story. What started as his reaction to life struggles, evolved into a unique journey.
You can find Andrew’s work here!
Web site: www.andrewduff.ca
Here are some of the artists that Andrew finds inspiration in!
“I am blown away by the vivid colour and design style of her mural work. No matter where you find them, her large scale public pieces charge the space with her unique electricity. Although each of her projects take her weeks to complete, I’m knocked flat by images that seem to bust through from another dimension, right before my eyes.”
“An amazing collective of artists, based in the magical portlands of Toronto. They not only create art together, but also run a collaborative space and residency program. I’m amazed and inspired by the breadth of work they do, from drawing to multiples to performance and back again. They seem to be endlessly creating new projects and trying to push just about every envelope. They are fantastic and I hope they never stop.”
He is one of my all time favorite Canadian artists, who has had a prolific career over the last 40 years. When I saw his latest show, ‘Dark Star’ at Nicholas Metivier Gallery, it shook me to the core. The intensity of his drawing. The creation and destruction and recreation happening, all at the same time. I left that show feeling raw and a little scared. Oh. Ya.