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Announcing exhibition in Taiwan

Announcing an exhibition of innovative work by Scottish artist Andy McIntosh at The Yosifu Contemporary Art Gallery in Taipei City, Taiwan.

Andy McIntosh has been invited by a renowned Taiwanese artist, Yosifu, to exhibit his work at the Yosifu Contemporary Art Gallery in the Zhongzheng District of Taipei City in Taiwan. The exhibition opens on 18 October 2014 in the gallery’s new international exhibition space and runs until 18 November.

Andy plans to display 12 artworks, all assemblage sculpture using a range of scrap metal, concrete and ink. From a creative perspective, Andy is keen to showcase a concrete printing technique which he has developed. An example of this, Cactus, was selected by the Royal Scottish Academy for their annual. Open Exhibition of Collectable Contemporary Scottish Artists. He believes he is the only artist currently using this technique and looks forward to presenting it to an international audience.

Andy’s work is intended to demonstrate the rediscovery of unwanted waste, presenting metal and concrete in compositions highlighting the juxtaposition between found and manipulated man-made materials. The materials he uses are sourced throughout Scotland and his artworks are created in his workshop in Edinburgh as well as at the Edinburgh Sculpture Workshop.

Andy is interested to see how his work, which is inspired by natural Scottish scenes, will be received by a new Taiwanese and Chinese audience in Taipei. As well as his clear recycling message, he looks forward to learning how his observations of Scottish social and cultural touchpoints are interpreted by this international audience.

Andy is working in collaboration with Queen Margaret University to create a documentary film about the making of his Taiwan exhibition and will present this at a special screening in Taipei.

A preview of Andy’s Taiwan exhibition will take place in Edinburgh in May. Further announcements about this event and updates about the making of the documentary will be published soon.