Andy Cumming
Artist/
Digital artist

Andy Cumming

Digital artist

Bio

Bio:
Andy Cumming is a multidiscipline artist experienced in Printmaking, mixed media painting, film and sound. Having won two prestigious printmaking awards at the New Contemporaries in 2010 Andy decided to push his creativity in new directions. Initially inspired by ideas of tacit knowledge, the origins of creativity and the intuitive way children make art, he then expanded his practice to incorporate video projections and circuit-bending performances during his time studying for his Master’s at ECA. These explorations of using technology as an immersive experience- continued his interest in exploring new realities via installation and conceptual work. ‘Adam Linklater: Mythopoeia’ is Andy’s most recent and ambitious work. Exhibited as part of the Edinburgh Art Festival in 2018. This multi-layered exhibition involving film, collage, performance and photography was the result of a 4-year project where Andy explored the role of Artist as mythmaker in the age of the Internet conspiracy theory.

Artist Statement:
“My work deals with many different themes from the origins of creativity with the understanding of inherent and embedded knowledge, to the study of human behavior and the social sciences. I am also interested on the effect that the Internet is having on our learning. Having unlimited ac-cess to knowledge on every possible subject is an amazing thing but it also opens us up to false and or conflicting information, adding to an ever-increasing mistrust of our governments and the education we are taught at school. I find interest in many things, but I also enjoy the process of allowing the chance mark, inspire the form/idea allowing my Tacit knowledge in many ways take over…If I could neatly sum-up what my practice is about then I would say it is about the exploration of realities and our perceptions of them”

Artworks