Torso | Head.

New work 2009 – 2017. Category : TORSO | HEAD

on canvas, on perspex, with human hair, latex, epoxy clay, mixed media on paper, silicone 



Litten paintings drugs

Sudden Involuntary Chemical Withdrawal oil on canvas 120 x 120 cm 2015


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Sudden Involuntary Chemical Withdrawal mixed media on paper 90 x 70 cm 2016













Sudden Involuntary Chemical Withdrawal   is about drug dependency (prescribed or recreational) and I wanted to deal with this subject as an important social issue that currently effects a huge number of people . I wanted the representation of withdrawal to appear as a threatening physical experience of dislocation induced by the altered brain chemistry. The face is snarling  with a self-awareness of the ridiculousness of withdrawal syndrome .



Andrew litten head portrait paper dying

Head Of A Dying Man mixed media on paper 90 x 70 cm 2016


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Head Of A Dying Man epoxy clay 2016












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Red Car Significance mixed media on paper 90 x 70 cm 2017



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Obstructing mixed media on paper 70 x 90 cm 2017

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Telling A Brutal Lie 2017 mixed media on paper 90 x 70 cm



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Alcohol Now 2016 watercolour on paper 63 x 48 cm 2016







Andrew Litten on paper hair

Feeling A Bit Isolated acrylic hair and collage on paper 90 x 70 cm 2017 

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Boy In The Dark oil on perspex






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Nail Biting (young woman) 2017





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Nail Biting



















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Man With Bib latex , hair, filler with bib



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Paranoid Head  oil on canvas 150 x 140 cm 2016



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Paranoid Head acrylic on paper 90 x 70 cm 2017










Paranoid Head. I developed various paintings of heads after some intense conversations with a young male suffering with extreme paranoia. I wanted to try to find tangible forms to visually  represent his feelings of his reality slipping towards a terrifying realm that he was fearful of. These Paranoid Head paintings aim to express the internal mental turmoil he was trying to vocalise, and attempt to capture my perceptions of his physical discomfort and vulnerability.







Torso | Head : Other related Images from archives

 (mid phase) 2001 – 2008.

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Link to related work mid phase 2001 – 2008




(mid early phase) 1995 – 2000

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Link to related work mid early phase 1995 – 2000.




(early phase) 1989 – 1994

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Link to related work early phase 1989 – 1994.