PopUp Painting’s ‘artist of the week’ is British artist Hurvin Anderson.
Hurvin Anderson (b. 1965) is a Birmingham-born painter, whose work straddles figuration and abstraction. The artist studied at the Royal College of Art. Much of Anderson’s work evokes sensations of being caught between one place and another, drawn from the artist’s personal experience of living in the UK within the Afro-Carribean community.
Anderson’s series ‘Peter’s’ gained the artist critical acclaim; depicting the interiors of a barbers shop in translucent layers of luminous colour. One particular barber shop, owned by Peter Brown, was somewhere the artist himself frequented as a child with his father. The series, as does much of his work, merges unstable ideas of memory, conjoined histories, and cross-culturalism.