Justin Sidney was born in Manchester,UK (1974) His art career began after studies in Art and Design and a sabbatical of sorts in The Netherlands, his largely self-taught intuitive painting style was recognised as accomplished enough to command exhibitions in Amsterdam's Jordan district and a solo with the Andipa Gallery London. His main influences are the Abstract Expressionists for their energy and understanding of the emotional response to colour and composition, as well as Gerhart Richter for his scale and experimental workings. In his work, Sidney explores what he regards as a flawed social structure and disconnection from the realites of life.
Sidney’s work can be found in both public and private collections in the US,UK and Europe. He lives and works in Scotland where he recently relocated to from London.