We recently discovered the beautiful work of Glasgow School of Art graduate Euphrosyne Andrews, who’s not just blessed with a first name reminding of an ancient Greek goddes, but also with a remarkable talent in creating incredible motifs which she applies in multiple numbers on different materials. Motivated by the modern conflict between the ornamental motif and the multiple, Andrews plays with typical procedures applied in traditional print methods; always aiming to change the traditional process by incorporating techniques inspired by modern printmaking, searching for a unique contemporary hybrid between decorative and fine arts. Subsequently, in the exhibition of her work, she underlines her vision by presenting her processes on various materials, ranging from textile to paper, creating the best possible framework on the intersection between the applied and fine arts, where her work can be fully appreciated.
Euphrosyne Andrews in a conversation with People of Print:
The common distinctions made between textiles and painting, craft and fine art has been an important focus for my work, mixing references to decorative domestic art, and painting within one installation. The simultaneous use of fabric and paper explores the uncertain position of the applied and fine arts, the relationship of traditional processes of creating the multiple with that of digital textiles printing of today, whilst evoking connotations of the domestic interior in the curation or work.
After her graduation in Fine Art Painting and Printmaking from the Glasgow School of Art, Euphrosyne Andrews moved to London to join the Royal Drawing School following their postgraduate program. Although the new environment will bring new insights, it is very likely that Andrews will continue to pursue her interest in the role of the multiple concerning the circulation and globalization of ornamental motifs, exploiting the traditional relationship with the multiple alongside the use of unique motifs, having stated to deepen her focus on textile and on the process of weaving.
Her work has been exhibited in both group and solo exhibitions, mostly in Glasgow, but also at the Bankside Gallery and The Truman Brewery in London. This year her work will be part of the ‘RSA New Contemporaries‘ exhibition – featuring 61 graduates selected from the degree shows in 2015 – in Edinburgh, for which she will create new works which will debut for the public when it opens on the 5th of March.
Keep an eye on this exciting talent!
For more information and work see here