"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."
Born and bred in the Eastern Cape, IAndrew Mogridge attended Selborne College and went on to study an undergraduate diploma in Graphic Design at the Port Elizabeth Technikon. Thereafter, he went on to do an honours degree at Walter Sisulu University, majoring in painting, for which he obtained a distinction and was subsequently offered a lecturing position at the University. Subsequently, Andrew became the Creative Director at an advertising agency finally opening my own design studio.
Currently he is a full-time fine artist specialising in ceramics and painting. His work is exhibited in some of the most respected art galleries in the country.