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The London based art practice of Andy Holmes focuses its research into aesthetic judgment intersecting with the idea that art is not the object or act but the subjective experience of an idea or event. Holmes believes this is where the meaning of the work resides and not in the material piece itself. His intention is for the audience to engage in a cognitive and emotional encounter with the work which is informed by the premise that the human survival system incentivises the processing of visual information through pleasure reward. Holmes is curious about how these sensory modes of complex perception processing can offer up possibilities for the emotional abstract and aesthetic response. He plays with this idea by stripping away figuration and information of the identifiable object. Through the mediums of painting, immersive video and sound installations and site specific works, Holmes adopts the sensory language of binary contrast and camouflage to challenge the system as it interprets a version of reality.

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