Andrew Mogridge

“Born and bred in the Eastern Cape, I attended Selborne College and went on to study an undergraduate diploma in Graphic Design at the Port Elizabeth Technikon.  Thereafter, I went on to do an honours degree at Walter Sisulu University, majoring in painting, for which I obtained a distinction and was subsequently offered a lecturing position at the University.  Subsequently, I became the Creative Director at an advertising agency finally opening my own design studio.


Currently I am a full-time fine artist specialising in ceramics and painting. My work is exhibited in some of the most respected art galleries in the country.


I embrace the absurd and value the power of imagination over preconception and strict planning.  In my work, I explore themes of power dynamics and the farce of authority. My process is characterized by an intuitive approach that invites the unexpected and takes full advantage of unhappy accidents.


As my subject, I work with figurative and literal archetypes on the highly

activated surfaces.  The risk and uncertainty of the process adds yet another layer to the already chance-laden nature of the work.


Ultimately, I invite viewers to relax and enjoy a dose of acerbic humour without feeling the pressure of seeking deeper meaning.”

1969 -
Nationality: South African