Luke Raphael Andrew (He/Him)
I’m Luke, I’m from Glasgow and I make work using a range of different materials and processes. I’ve focussed mainly on the world of film and looking at how people interact with the screen. For this final project I moved away from the moving image an d look back at how collage can tell a story. That is what i like to do in my work, as cliché as it sounds, tell stories. I have a love of classic Sci-fi and strange midnight movies that has led to me creating work that focusses a healthy amount on the entertainment that the viewer will get when encountering it. Something else is always beneath the surface BUT you can make of that what you wish! My work is liable to be happening on the street as well as in a gallery and my main goal is that people get to see things they might not ever get an explanation for but it will fill their daily goings on with something new and different. Cheers!!!
The Old Earth Cantos
Using images from both Country Life, published in the late 19th and early 20th century, as well as images from BBC Science Focus, I’ve made a series of collaged landscapes that exist on a selection of found windows. The landscapes tell the story of humanities technological progress over the last one hundred years as well as looking onward, one hundred years into the future. The windows allow the viewer to look beyond the landscapes in front of them, incorporating the present moment into the work and the timeline that is being depicted. The work was born of a love of Sci-fi and the age old trope of technology advancing and replacing a time of innocence. The work isn’t meant to represent every massive lifestyle and technological change that we will see or have seen occur across the 200 year time span we currently sit in the middle of. Instead I wanted to depict these themes as part of a series of fair-tale landscapes in which time is not linear but folded over on its self, moments existing all at once on the same plane.