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Add Subtract [Biography]

Add Subtract

Surrey (UK) based Andy Dennett works under the alias Add Subtract.

Taking inspiration from a background in music, years at clubs, festivals and events working as a DJ, artist liaison or promoting his record label Andy has witnessed the fast paced, high-energy lifestyle and the heights individuals endure through success. With the highs come the lows, no matter the genre, scale or industry, the fame can chew up and spit out the best of the best and truly push people to the precipice.

Executing mixed media by blending graffiti, collage, paint and a lead portrait image to create “twisted icons”, work featuring a hero shot of an iconic artist paired with a collage journey of their lives.

Starting with a trigger moment in time during an icons life, a “hero” image is carefully selected and often manipulated to emphasise the root of inspiration for the piece. Andy will immerse himself in the icons history and craft to absorb every detail and fuse torn press clippings, album artwork and advertising with spray paint, acrylic, pen, stickers and occasionally gold leaf.

Each piece of work is often fuelled by a troubled soul at war with inner demons. Addiction, money, power, fame and the impact they have form part of the content inspiration for each subject piece Andy creates.

It’s not uncommon to see Add Subtract pieces feature a yellow halo to represent that despite everything endured there is a soul at the core of us all, finally often a “hello my name is sticker” reminds us we are all just people, just a face with a name.

Empire State Of Mind I

Mixed Media on Canvas

Grime Pays

Mixed Media on Canvas

His Royal Badness

Mixed Media on Canvas

Hit 'Em Up

Studio Edition on Canvas

Seek Solace

Mixed Media on Canvas

Strike A Pose

Mixed Media on Canvas

The Mirror And The Razor Blade

Studio Edition on Canvas

The Queen Of Pop

Studio Edition on Canvas

The Rocket Man

Mixed Media on Canvas

Who Shot Ya?

Mixed Media on Canvas

Who Shot Ya?

Studio Edition on Canvas

Hazed and Confused

Mixed Media on Canvas

Hit Em’ Up

Mixed Media on Canvas

We Are All Electronic

Mixed Media on Canvas

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

God Save The Queen

Original Mixed Media

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Dead End World

Original Mixed Media

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Didn't Know I Was Lost

Original Mixed Media

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

King Of Cali

Original Mixed Media

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

King Of New York

Original Mixed Media

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Dead End World

Mixed Media on Canvas

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

God Save The Queen

Mixed Media on Canvas

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Life Through Lilac Lenses

Mixed Media on Canvas

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Lover Boy

Mixed Media on Canvas

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

Slave

Mixed Media on Canvas

Sold, but please enquire about similar works

The Reinvention of David Jones

Mixed Media on Canvas

Add Subtract

Surrey (UK) based Andy Dennett works under the alias Add Subtract.

Taking inspiration from a background in music, years at clubs, festivals and events working as a DJ, artist liaison or promoting his record label Andy has witnessed the fast paced, high-energy lifestyle and the heights individuals endure through success. With the highs come the lows, no matter the genre, scale or industry, the fame can chew up and spit out the best of the best and truly push people to the precipice.

Executing mixed media by blending graffiti, collage, paint and a lead portrait image to create “twisted icons”, work featuring a hero shot of an iconic artist paired with a collage journey of their lives.

Starting with a trigger moment in time during an icons life, a “hero” image is carefully selected and often manipulated to emphasise the root of inspiration for the piece. Andy will immerse himself in the icons history and craft to absorb every detail and fuse torn press clippings, album artwork and advertising with spray paint, acrylic, pen, stickers and occasionally gold leaf.

Each piece of work is often fuelled by a troubled soul at war with inner demons. Addiction, money, power, fame and the impact they have form part of the content inspiration for each subject piece Andy creates.

It’s not uncommon to see Add Subtract pieces feature a yellow halo to represent that despite everything endured there is a soul at the core of us all, finally often a “hello my name is sticker” reminds us we are all just people, just a face with a name.

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