ReconFigure Painting (Jean-Auguste-Dominique Ingres), 2013
Acrylic on paper
Original size: 19 x 11 cm
Photographer: Andrew Bracey
Andrew Bracey (b.1978) is an artist and curator, based in Lincolnshire, England. In his most recent paintings Bracey strips the subject of his work back to the history of the discipline. ReconFigure Paintings feature an additional abstract geometric triangular structure to the human figures within printed reproductions of historical paintings. The eye alternates between this contemporary addition and the background of the original, something that is usually side-lined by the dominant figure. Despite a consistency of rules adopted when painting, each work takes on its own unique character and alters the viewer’s perception of the original source. The size of each original ReconFigure Painting correlates with different forms of reproductions sourced from gallery shops such as postcards, prints and pages from catalogues.
Solo exhibitions include; Nottingham Castle, 2014; Manchester Art Gallery 2009; Transition Gallery, London, 2007; Wolverhampton Art Gallery, 2007; and firstsite, Colchester, 2006. Recent group exhibitions include: A Machine Aesthetic (2013/4), Gallery North, Newcastle and touring; The Ends of Art, Beton7, Athens, 2013; Reliquary, Syson, Nottingham, 2013; and Possession (I), BACC, Bangkok, 2013.
Curated exhibitions include Misdirect Movies, 2013, Royal Standard, Liverpool, and touring; Crocodiles With a Second Skin Thrash, 2011, Over+Out, Lincoln; Being Lost, Rogue Project Space, Manchester, 2011; Unspooling: Artists & Cinema, 2010, Cornerhouse, Manchester.
Bracey is currently Programme Leader of MA Fine Art and MA Contemporary Curatorial Practice at The University of Lincoln, England.