Andrew Gilbert

About

Andrew Gilbert.
Born in 1980 in Edinburgo.

Andrew Gilbert is a Scottish artist, born in 1980 in Edinburgh. He attended the Fine Art – University of Edinburgh and the Edinburgh College of Art. In his paintings, he satirically reinterprets the history of European colonialism. Creating sculptures, paintings and mixed media, Gilbert’s work subverts and satirizes various aspects of British culture, in particular referring to the African Zulu tribe, which became an obsession for the artist at a young age. Gilbert’s works evoke his fanciful imagination in a faux-naive style. They were shown in many solo exhibitions including Gesellschaft Museum, Luebeck; SPERLING, Munich; Blank Projects, Cape Town, South Africa; Gallery Polad-Hardouin, Paris; Galerie Kai Erdmann, Hamburg; Forte Strino Military Museum, Italy; Ten Haaf Projects, Amsterdam; Gallery Polad Hardouin, Paris; Galerie Andreas Hoehne, Munich; and Galerie Eva Bracke, Berlin, among others. His gaudy portraits and mocking models of imaginary military figures refer to Persian manuscripts and to medieval European sculpture.

Andrew Gilbert
Emperor Andrew Parrot Cauliflour (in religious ecstasy), 2013
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 24 cm

Andrew Gilbert
Emperor Andrew Parrot Cauliflour, 2013
Acrylic on canvas
30 x 24 cm

Andrew Gilbert
Charles Edward Stuart, 2019
Mixed media on paper
40 x 30 cm

Andrew Gilbert
Revenge! Cawnpore, 2018
Watercolors, acrylic and pen on paper
40 x 30 cm

Andrew Gilbert
Emperor Andrew occupies an exotic Kingdom (in exchange for a cup of decaffeinated instant coffee), 2019
Acrylic, watercolors and fineliner on paper
40 x 30 cm

Andrew Gilbert
Generale Oreste Baratieri, 2019
Acrylic, watercolors and fineliner on paper
40 x 30 cm

Andrew Gilbert
Difendi l’Italia!, 2014
Acrylic, watercolors and fineliner on paper
40 x 30 cm

Andrew Gilbert
The Butcher of Cumberland, 2012
Acrylic, watercolors and fineliner on paper
40 x 30 cm

The Fate of Empires

Studio d’Arte Raffaelli

April 04 – September 30, 2019

Andrew Gilbert

Protest Art

Edizione Thames & Hudson

April 18, 2024

Andrew Gilbert

The invented history

KINDL – Centre for Contemporary Art, Berlin

September 13th, 2020 – February 21st, 2021

Andrew Gilbert

The Rise and Fall of Emperor Andrew’s Instant Coffee Plantation

Kunstverein Friedrichshafen, Germany- Centre for Contemporary Art, Berlin

February 9 – May 31st, 2020

Andrew Gilbert

Contemporaneamente a Castel Belasi

Castel Belasi, Campodenno (TN)

August 10th – October 27th, 2019

Andrew Gilbert

The Fate of Empires, 2019

Studio d’Arte Raffaelli

Andrew Gilbert

Andrew’s Glorious Army Crosses the Alps, 2014

Studio d’Arte Raffaelli