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Nanzuka
Tokyo
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Andrew Gilbert satirically interprets the history of European colonialism in his paintings, works on paper, and mixed-media sculptures. Subverting long-lasting symbols of the British Empire and clichés of Orientalism, Gilbert’s works evoke his fanciful imagination in a faux-naive style. His gaudy portraits and mocking models of imaginary military figures, whom he dresses up almost as though they’re in drag, take their reference points from Persian manuscripts to medieval European sculpture.

Selected exhibitions
2020
"The golems' song" Timothy Archer / Andrew Gilbert / Seyni CamaraGalerie Claire Corcia
2016
SHAKA ZULU – the Musical – directed by and starring AndrewSperling
2013
Andrew Gilbert / Akiyoshi MishimaNanzuka
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Paterson's "Camp" Coffee, 2012

Acrylic on paper
15 7/10 × 11 7/10 in
40 × 29.7 cm
Location
Tokyo
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Nanzuka
Tokyo
Medium

Andrew Gilbert satirically interprets the history of European colonialism in his paintings, works on paper, and mixed-media sculptures. Subverting long-lasting symbols of the British Empire and clichés of Orientalism, Gilbert’s works evoke his fanciful imagination in a faux-naive style. His gaudy portraits and mocking models of imaginary military figures, whom he dresses up almost as though they’re in drag, take their reference points from Persian manuscripts to medieval European sculpture.

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