Links

The Guardian – Bereaved father uses his art to show how men share the pain of miscarriage

Huffington Post – How to Help Bereaved Dads on Father’s Day

Cass Art – A Labour of Love: Artist interview with Andrew Foster

https://onartandaesthetics.com/2021/02/07/a-male-expression-of-miscarriage-and-the-preciousness-of-the-family-by-andrew-foster/

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p07c76ft

 

 

 

 

Comments

‘Stunning stuff’! Beautiful, thought provoking, rich and much needed images I can hear even when I’m not looking at them. D Williams, artist, educator (Home Front, London)

A passionate exhibition in praise of the everyday, wonderful. Anne Howeson, artist, illustrator, educator (Home Front London) 

The show looks beautiful, a little overwhelming but incredibly brave and moving. Juliet Sugg, artist and educator (Home Front, London)

More amazing in the flesh- such epic and moving work. Mandy Doyle, educator, illustrator (Home Front, London)

Fantastico! Love the intensity. Gem Archer, musician and song writer (Home Front, London)

Wow! that looks incredible. Martin Masai, artist, photographer, designer, animator, educator (Home Front, Instagram)

Its so very good!!!!!!!!! Catherine Anyango Grunewald artist, illustrator, educator (Home Front, Instagram)

it’s astonishing. Claire Scully, illustrator, artist, educator (Home Front, Instagram)

Wonderful Foz. Stewart Easton,  artist, illustrator, educator (Home Front, Instagram)

That perfect midpoint between figurative and abstraction, total control. Frazer Hudson, illustrator, educator (Home Front, Instagram)

Looks amazing.  Martha Zmpounou. artist, educator (Home Front, Instagram)

Wonderful. John Ingledew, photographer, author, educator (Home Front, Instagram)

This is something unbelievable. Irena Zablotska, illustrator (Home Front, Instagram)

Brilliant, heroic, challenging. Chris Harper designer, artist, educator (Home Front, Instagram)

Incredible. Nic Webb, film maker (Home Front, Instagram)

Thats Impressive, Jonny Hannah, artist, illustrator, musician, educator (Home Front, Instagram)

Brilliant. Russel Cobb, artist, photographer, illustrator, educator (Home Front, Instagram)

Pollock meets Seurat meets Braque.I’d love to see this as a stained glass in a church. Frazer Hudson, illustrator, educator (Home Front, Instagram)

This looks wonderful. Dan Fern, artist, educator (Home Front, Instagram)

Stunning. Peter Anderson, artist, designer, art director, educator (Home Front, Instagram)

Brilliant Foz. Professor Andrew Kulman, artist, illustrator, printmaker, educator (Home Front, Instagram)

The qualities of line varies from the subtle linear to the vicious, bold and solid, the balance keeps one on edge, as you discovered a world of obsession, raw reality, primal wants, needs, love and fear. Thought provoking work. M Miller, Curator Youth Programmes, Tate Britain (Lost and found, London)

Foster’s paintings are opaque. No light comes in. Your enlightened view comes from the interior of the art itself which exudes light. C Hively, S Munt, 3×3 (Resurrections NY)

Sacred profanities & symbolic surprises are hidden in pain view. A color palette saturated in delirious debauchery. J Rosen, artist, educator (Resurrections NY)

Amazing show. Always satisfying to the soul to see work with heart and substance, executed beautifully with precision, care and thought. L M, (Labour of Love, London)

What struck me about AF’s Show at the ‘Lost & Found’ exhibition in Earlham Street was the contrast between the aesthetics and the content. The pictures were beautiful, giving off a glow of light, exuberance and joy. A Howeson, artist, educator ( Lost & Found)

Foster’s work speaks of an intense passion for the earthy and real. The paintings so often speak of the juxtaposition of traditional Christian imagery and then turned on their head and questioned. Father Simon, Episcopal Priest, (Resurrections New York)

This exhibition had an energy and audacity that is rare. Professor J Woolley illustrator, artist, educator, (Lost and Found, London)

Everyday that I view each piece, I discover more layers and details. E Chimonas, Camden Image Gallery owner, (Labour of Love, London)

The first impression was of colour and wild energy. Rampant mark making refusing to be polite. R Harris, illustrator, artist, educator, (Lost and Found, London)

The scale and audacity of the media that Andrew Foster utilizes is truly ambitious and really shows a confidence in expressing deeply personal content. J Barrett, artist, (Precious in thy Sight, Sheffield)

Such a strong narrative as well as the most powerful images. S Davison, (Labour of Love, London)

One can marvel at the scale and ‘vision’ of the project or be seduced by colour. Further investigation reveals a more complex layered communication filled with symbolism, the hidden and revealed, fetish as a magical object of desire or obsession. G Powell, artist, illustrator, educator, (Precious in thy Sight, Sheffield)

The beauty of this work is that it defies labels, obstinately refuses to be catagorised too easily, flying in the face of commercial concerns quite joyously. J Hassal, illustrator, educator, (Lost and Found, London)