Justin Andrews: States of Change

Justin Andrews, In Darkness Born (installation view TCB Art Inc Australia) 2 wal
Justin Andrews, In Darkness Born (installation view TCB Art Inc Australia) 2 walls, 434 x 358 cm each, various artworks, 2012

Brent Hallard interviews artist Justin Andrews about his work and process.

Andrews remarks: "That relationship between conceptual structure and material character found in an artwork – I always try to work in a way where one supports the other. I continually focus on my ongoing concepts but I also try to work just outside of them to create new findings. To me this is the activity of drawing ideas, regardless of format ... my work does reference the activity that makes them. They are indexes of their own production. Their appearance is a visual record of the decisions behind them. When I look at my work, I see the time and activity behind their production. To me, that is what they are of. But the hook is that the activities taken to make the works have now passed and only exist in reproduction in the work. So the work becomes a historical window into a set of moments that are constantly receding into the past."