Tedd Anderson is an artist based in Durham, NC. He grew up in Illinois and Wisconsin and received his BFA in Painting from University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. His practice focuses on obsessive mark-making and intuitive, unplanned drawing.
Lately his work has focused on drawing anxious monsters. The monsters contain a level of self-portraiture to them. More directly, they are a visual manifestation of the anxiety Tedd experiences. Though his specific anxiety currently stems from the loss of a loved one, most people are living in a general sense of anxiety throughout our country. Tumultuous political times, global warming, refugees fleeing war-torn regions, racism, growing income inequality, rust-belt cities plunging into an opiate epidemic: it’s all quite monstrous. Drawing monsters provides an outlet for tension with the outside world by providing a visual metaphor for one’s internal world.