(b 1967United Kingdom. Lives and works in London)
Andrew Hardy uses abstraction to work through broader questions of materiality, repetition, gesture and chance. When painting, he connects with his materials, tools and surfaces in different ways. The emphasis is on 'painting as object' rather than any recognisable image or narrative. Most of his work refers only to itself, to nothing but its own making. The emphasis is on form, materials and processes. The paintings are their own subject.