Glasgow based Andrea McIlhatton Cardow works predominantly in screen printing. Her work focuses on solitary figures, often female. The images she creates convey sensations of beauty, stillness, silence and isolation, capturing a hidden depth within the subject. Taking inspiration from post-punk music, 70s Germany and French psychedelic pop combining this with classic film noir and 1920s Hollywood.
“Much of my inspiration comes from film, music, books and art. What impacts me are works like Charlie Kauffman’s films, David Fincher’s ‘Mank’ highlighting the beauty, excesses and emptiness of Hollywood, Kubric’s ‘The Shining’, Takashi Miike’s ‘Audition’ – from Ryu Murakami’s book and books like Will Self’s ‘Dorian’ and Bret Easton Ellis’s ‘Less Than Zero’. In these there is lyricism, poetry and horror with an intense, ominous atmosphere”.
For more insight into Andrea’s working life as an artist, check out our blog Andrea McIlhatton Cardow Discusses Art & Lockdown here.