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Andrea Tyrimos

PAINTING I INSTALLATION I PUBLIC ART

Andrea Tyrimos is a multidisciplinary artist based in London represented by MTArt Agency, she creates paintings, installations and public art. Her Bipolar Picasso project is a series of immersive art installations, featuring intimate paintings and audio recordings of people who have experience with mental health issues. This body of work is fuelled by personal experience; in addition to working with adults in crisis, the artist has several people close to her with mental health issues, who feel they are unable to be open for fear of being judged by society.

Andrea pushes the boundaries of portraiture, uniquely combining both visual and audio elements, in an attempt to give this invisible illness not only visibility but also presence. The visitor is confronted with intimate, illuminated oil paintings of both celebrities and members of the public. Alongside each portrait sits an accompanying audio piece, revealing the spoken words and innermost thoughts of the sitter. The visitor becomes fully immersed in a sensory exploration of the mind. 

During the 2021 Covid-19 lockdown, Tyrimos joined the #LightItBlue project, an initiative part of the wider #MakeItBlue campaign in the UK, to encourage people to share their own messages of gratitude and solidarity to the NHS. Created during London’s first lockdown in 2020, Andrea Tyrimos’s painting ‘Sophie’, wanted to elevate key workers to the status they deserve by shining a light on the crucial work they do.

Her work has received critical acclaim, including the 1st Prize in the ING Discerning Eye 2020 exhibition, and several features in publications such as The Guardian, Madame Figaro, Evening Standard and Ability Magazine. Andrea has also been interviewed live on BBC World News, alongside her installations, and was featured on Channel 4 documentary ‘Flawless’.

‘Rendered in washed out colours, minimalist detail to hair and clothing bringing out their vulnerability through their eyes. I’ve always felt that mental illness is something you wear on your face. Tyrimos has captured that’. – The Guardian

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Sui IV

Oil paint on steel 15 x 30 cm
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Someone else, somewhere different

Oil Paint on canvas with audio recording 127 x 127 cm
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I put my life in God’s hands

Oil Paint on canvas with audio recording 127 x 127 cm
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I make sure the sun’s coming in

Oil Paint on canvas with audio recording 130 x 130 cm (framed)
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Self

Oil Paint on steel 31 x 28 cm
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Paulette II

Oil Paint on steel 25 x 25 cm
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Aurora II

Oil Paint on steel 25 x 25 cm
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Ellen

Oil Paint on steel 25 x 25 cm
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Tori II

Oil Paint on steel 25 x 25 cm
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The world becomes beautiful again , 2016

Oil paint on canvas with audio recording 127 x 127 cm
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Eyo , 2019

Oil Paint on canvas 127 x 127 cm
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Life’s a dangerous thing , 2016

Oil paint on canvas with audio recording 127 x 127 cm
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It’s just me and the ground beneath my feet , 2014

Oil paint on canvas 85 x 65 cm
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A room hung with thoughts , 2021

Oil on steel 106 x 106 cm (framed)
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My heart beating

Oil Paint on canvas with audio recording 127 x 127 cm
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Sui V

Oil Paint on steel 35 x 15 cm
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On darker nights or lighter nights , 2016

oil paint on canvas with audio recording 127 x 127cm "Bipolar isn't easy to diagnose, nor to treat, nor to live with. It can be elusive. Like people. Like light. Andrea Tyrimos recognizes that. Her portraits have lightness. Lightness of touch. Look at her work, listen to her talk, and you soon appreciate that she is a very humane being. Humour, warmth, accessibility and relevance. The art and the person" - Bill Oddie
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I’m still fighting , 2016

Oil paint on canvas with audio recording 130 x 130 cm (framed) "It's overwhelming. Andrea is such a credit with regards to what she's trying to do; reach out to people, and tell these stories through art. The eyes don't lie, the eyes tell a big, deep story and it's a pleasure to be able to see that" - Leon McKenzie
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Sui II , 2020

Oil paint on steel 30 x 20 cm
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Hold my Hand , 2016

Oil paint on canvas with audio recording 127 x 127cm Gail Porter speaks honestly and from the heart about her experience with Bipolar, being sectioned, and the stigma surrounding mental illness. Wonderfully touching with a splash of humour - an inspiring beauty inside and out.
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