Biography / Artist statement
Andrew Gibson is an artist based in Tooting. His work uses light and objects found on the streets of London, onto which he paints images relevant to the place and the object's function.
The works are internally illuminated and become unique lightbox paintings: an old taxi cab sign from Upper Tooting Road has the vibrant shopfronts it used to be part of painted on one side; a renovated Brixton bollard has the view it faced painted onto its front; an old spherical streetlight from Southwark becomes a glowing, globular panorama from the middle of Waterloo Bridge, where it might have worked.
Light, life, value, purpose, change, place, memory.
"The artist's vocation is to send light into the human heart" –George Sand