Hurvin Anderson

Welcome Series: Full Strength, 2004 by Hurvin Anderson

Hurvin Anderson’s paintings draw on his second generation Jamaican-British heritage to explore ideas of memory, identity and multiculturalism. His subjects derive from both these worlds, often referencing history and place, the Caribbean landscape and his childhood.

Though Anderson paints from photographs, he disrupts the figurative practice by applying abstract patterns. His paintings are representational, while exploring simultaneously the properties of surface and colour.

Anderson studied in London at Wimbledon School of Art and the Royal College of Art, before undertaking residencies in San Francisco, London and Trinidad. He has exhibited in the UK and internationally at institutions including Ikon Gallery, Tate Britain, Contemporary Art Museum St Louis and the Studio Museum in Harlem. His work is in the collections of the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Tate Britain and the British Council.