Andy G. Vidal
From 13 May to 10 Jul 2016




Despite his youth and the short time he has been working as an artist, Andy G. Vidal is managing to craft a corpus and a message consistent with his own identity and with the spirit of his time. Experimentation, a constant personal quest for the root and source, is the basis of his work and the medium that enables him to shift smoothly from the sacred to the secular, from high-tech to technological waste, from past to future... De Komedie Van Materiaal is a streamlined, almost frugal synthesis of his myriad sources of inspiration: digital music, the internet, cyberpunk novels, video art, Pop art, Expo '92, etc. Andy views the creative process as an endless search for aesthetic strategies and a means of channelling preoccupations, ways of thinking and methods of reflection with a necessarily social and contextual scope. Above all, however, Andy talks about his own experience, about the amazing evolution of technology from the early 1990s to the present day, about the birth and use of electronic and digital processes, and, of course, about his own take on all of this, his emotional relationship with the electronic devices that have accompanied him since childhood. Perhaps that is why Andy ascribes a problematic personality to objects and describes them with a tinge of melancholy.

The exhibition catalogue features an essay by Regina Pérez Castillo, entitled 'High Tech Vanitas'.

Artist Visit: 21 de may, 18:00 pm

Educational workshop: 21 may, 11:30 am to 13:00 pm



Andy G. Vidal

Seville, 1991

Although he currently divides his time between the Netherlands and Spain. He earned a BFA from the University of Seville, and the Spanish Ministry of Education awarded him a scholarship to attend the University of the Basque Country. There he joined the Dooroom Collective, a happening and action art group whose creations focused on humour and iconoclasm, an experience that strongly influenced his artistic production.

He has participated in a number of group shows, although the highlight of his career to date was Tecnotribal, a solo exhibition held at the María Victoria Atencia Provincial Cultural Centre of Málaga in April 2015, where the artist drew connections between new technologies and areas such as religion and culture, reinventing our reality through sarcasm and irony. Experimental music is a cornerstone of his work. Andy has produced numerous electronic improvisations and collaborated with sound artists like Antonio Murga.