Andrew Mockett is an artist who carries the concerns and tropes of Pop Art into new and unexpected territories. His large-scale brightly-coloured images of popular cartoon characters and packaging-designs from the 1960s and 70s do not rely on the mechanical reproduction processes of the Mass Media by which they were first disseminated. Instead they are painstakingly created from woodcut blocks or multiple screen-printings. This neat inversion of the accepted order confounds the viewer's expectations, and charges these alluringly familiar Pop images with a new and unexpected force.

 

Mockett's work has been extensively exhibited in touring exhibitions in public galleries across the UK. In 2004 the Brighton Museum and Art Gallery held a show of his prints. He is currently working in Singapore.