Sainsbury Centre acquires work by Andrew Bick

Hales is excited to announce that Andrew Bick's 2017 work, Variant t-s [compendium detail] #1 has been acquired by the Sainsbury Centre, supported by the Michael and Joyce Morris fund.

For Bick, the process of painting is a series of strategies that both explore and challenge conventions. Hard geometric abstraction is juxtaposed with gestural and painterly brushwork or bothered surfaces. In Variant t-s [compendium detail] #1(2017), Bick combines elements of flat colour, depth and surface texture whilst revealing the construction of these elements within the composition. Well versed in the history of Constructed Art, historical research is at the forefront of Bick's practice with particular focus on the legacies of constructivism, systems art and concrete poetry. Yet, his belief in the disruption of the system or systems also help define his practice. Bick's strategies suggest new ways of thinking about constructivism and systems art, simultaneously celebratory and disruptive.

Variant t-s [compendium detail] #1 will be on view in Rhythm and Geometry at the Djanogly Gallery, Nottingham, opening 6 April 2023.

Andrew Bick
Sainsbury Centre
University of East Anglia
Norfolk Rd
February 28, 2023