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Andrew Sinclair

Pre Hysteric by Andrew Sinclair, Bronze resin Sculpture of a nude lady with a top hat riding a dinosaur, the sculpture park

Andrew has lived in South Africa and worked in Europe and is influenced by the great classical sculptors of the renaissance. He lists the Earl and Countess of Leicester, Oldham City Council, Christopher Moran of Crosby Hall, publisher Felix Dennis, Georgio Logothetis of Lomar Shipping, Royal Ascot racecourse and Royal Caribbean amongst his clients.

Sinclair has work in private and corporate collections in the UK, USA, Norway, Greece, Holland and South Africa. He has exhibited in London and the Home Counties.

Andrew Sinclair specializes in portraits, figures and surreal bronze sculptures; as a self-taught artist with a background in screen printing, clay modelling and bespoke cabinet making he has developed a keen eye for detail and this has become the iconic feature within his sculptural work. His artistic career has developed into three main areas which see him commissioned for portraits, both bespoke and traditional, for such well known faces as Dr Who actor Colin Baker, Churchill and French novelist and poet Victor Hugo. He produces Bas-Relief portraits also, keeping a sense of historic tradition alive with his artwork. But his sculptures are where his unique sense of character comes to life, inspired by the great classical sculptors of the renaissance his work is anatomically accurate and highly detailed. Far from the traditional subjects however, Sinclair approaches surrealism with curiosity and humour. 

Sinclair hints at a narrative with his projection of surreal or mythological characters and uses clever juxtapositions to create a powerful sense of surrealist storytelling. ‘Pre-hysteric’ is a bronze resin sculpture that explores a childhood desire to explore the dinosaur as a subject in later years; the fat female rider was a funny addition that creates a surreal narrative. Designed to look shocked, her pale white face and tight grasp upon her top hat give a sense of rushed movement which when coupled with her nudity and rather controversial position suggest an elaborate journey to this point in the story. 

Aside from the surrealist works Sinclair produces some more commercial pieces of work that appeal to a wider audience for their intense detail and acute study of form. ‘Baby Orang Utan’ and ‘Dwyfor David’ are two such pieces that are easily recognisable in terms of subject but still possess a brilliant amount of accuracy that captivates the audience; they also offer a more traditional representation of sculptural form.

One of the most admired sculptures by Andrew Sinclair is his representation of the ‘Minotaur’ in bronze with a strong masculine figure, the cracked body allows light to pass through which also allows the audience to see through certain body parts almost suggesting the mythological has its ‘see through’ moments. This also allowing the outdoors to been seen as part of the piece and not merely the space in which it sits, the ‘Minotaur’ has been placed in an almost welcoming pose, due to the nature of its commission where Sinclair was asked to create a sculpture to sit beside the entrance to a large garden maze, beckoning visitors to try their luck. Although the piece has a seemingly charming appeal to it, the work has been sculpted to intensify the muscular form of the creatures large body and when coupled with the strong colours and rich details the character comes across very powerful and guardian-like.

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