The Andrew Project

Shaan Syed

The Andrew Project book is the culmination of an anonymous public art intervention by London based painter, Shaan Syed. Carried out between 2010 and 2013, Syed fly-posted Toronto, Berlin and London with a simple portrait line drawing of a man, accompanied by the name Andrew. The book documents the graffiti and public interaction that resulted from the portraits appearing on the city streets. Including text and images by seven international artists and writers, a journalist and a branding consultant, The Andrew Project explores ideas around urbanism and location; advertising, image and abstraction; absence versus presence, and the personal as it relates to the public. “[The Andrew Project] is a melancholic, philosophically ruminating one: a rather beautiful paean to absence” – Art Review


Designed by Atelier Dreibholz, the book is hardback, linen-bound with three-colour foil-blocking on cover, 176 pages with a set of 3 postcards. An accompanying 40-page supplement is printed on bible paper and contains the artist and writer contributions, selected by Syed. Printed in edition of 750 and available for purchase online through AnagramBooks, Amazon, Waterstones and at independent specialist bookshops in London and beyond. Shaan Syed is a London based artist whose studio practice questions established notions around abstraction as it relates to painting. He has shown his work at the David Roberts Art Foundation, London, Jerwood Space London, Bloomberg Space London, S1 Artspace, Sheffield, La Salle de Bains, Lyon, Ana Cristea Gallery, New York, PlugIn ICA, Winnipeg, Mercer Union, Toronto, and Galerie Michael Janssen, Berlin. His work has been included in several anthologies on new painting.

£20 + P&P


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