Andrew MacGregor is a paper sculptor and artist living and working in East London.
After graduating with a BA Hons in Illustration at Middlesex University, MacGregor soon followed his passion for large scale painting and 3 dimensional art and started to create imaginative and somewhat exotic artwork that caught the attention of the fashion industry. This led him to produce innovative installations, window displays, sets and props for fashion brands.
In 2015 he started focusing on a series of hand painted and paper sculpted work focusing on the everyday pineapple and its transformative effect when painted large scale and stylised. He has sited historical references with his use of colourways as well as figurative paintings by old masters such as Egon Shiele and literary works by Roald Dahl‘ children’s classic ‘James and the Giant Peach’.
He is best known for his representation of the tropics, particularly his multifaceted portrayal of the pineapple bringing his love of the exotic fruit to new aesthetic heights.
Sustainability is at the core of his practice, and he aims to use renewable materials in his work and framing. Paper has become MacGregor’s material of choice and through this humble material he has produced incredible results. Along side his pineapple sculptures he creates smaller abstract pieces with the off cuts from the main sculptures. This Ying and Yang aspect of his work attempts to convey an aesthetic balance as well as a social responsibility to be resourceful and have a positive impact on the environment.
His portfolio boasts clients such as Saatchi & Saatchi, The Guardian, Vogue, GQ, Mazda, Uniqlo and Air New Zealand.