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Hurvin Anderson

Born, 1965 in Birmingham

From the catalogue, Jamaican Pulse: Art and Politics From Jamaica and the Diaspora, Royal West of England Academy, Bristol, 25 June - 11 September 2016: “Hurvin Anderson attended Birmingham Polytechnic before going on to receive a BA Hons Fine Art, Painting from Wimbledon School of Art in 1994 and an MA in Painting from the Royal College of art in 1998.” 

Birmingham-born Hurvin Anderson had an exhibition of his work at Thomas Dane Gallery, 11 Duke St, London SW1Y 6BN, (Hurvin Anderson: New Paintings, 2 June - 9 July 2005). The exhibition came with a lavish colour catalogue, prefaced by a text by Edward Caughlin (Hurvin Anderson: Meeting Points). Within the text, Caughlin wrote, “In this exhibition, Hurvin Anderson presents landscapes and interiors from the West Indies and Britain. Born in Birmingham to Jamaican parents, his history is bound up with both regions. His work expresses an identity that, divided between two groups of islands, is yet somehow estranged from both; wherever he is, his mind is somewhere else.”

In early May 2017 it was announced that Anderson was one of four artists shortlisted for the Turner Prize of that year. The other shortlisted artists were Andrea Büttner, Lubaina Himid and Rosalind Nashashibi. An exhibition of work by the four shortlisted artists was scheduled be held at Ferens Art Gallery in Hull as part of the UK City of Culture celebrations from 26 September 2017 to 7 January 2018. The winner will be announced on 5 December 2017 at an award ceremony live on the BBC, the broadcast partner for the Turner Prize.

The Tate Turner Prize press release stated that Anderson had been shortlisted “For his solo exhibitions Hurvin Anderson: Dub Versions at New Art Exchange in Nottingham and Hurvin Anderson: Backdrop at the Art Gallery of Ontario in Canada. The jury praised Anderson as an outstanding British painter whose art speaks to our current political moment with questions about identity and belonging, and recognised a deeper interplay between figuration and abstraction in his work. Drawing from art history as much as his own Caribbean heritage, the artist’s dream-like paintings are compositionally dense and vibrant, combining geometric and gestural shapes alongside portraiture, landscape and still-life.” www.tate.org.uk/about/press-office/press-releases/turner-prize-2017-shortlist-announced (accessed 25 May 2017).

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»  Hurvin Anderson: Subtitles catalogue

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