Andy D’Cruz is a British artist of Goan decent. Born in Uganda in the time of dictator Idi Amin, he and his family fled and subsequently settled in a small coastal town in Wales. This landscape and environment proved deeply influential to his work.
Andy’s recent body of work uses the interplay between viewer, light, and surface to reveal marks that coalesce into illusive form and dream like image. These images emerge from the graphite as it subtly changes from dense black to metallic silver revealing themselves and changing over time.
Images and forms appear as if half remembered, faded imprints looming out of the subconscious. They imply a forgotten incident or, obscured experience that resonates within the viewer and is drawn back into consciousness.