My work mostly draws inspiration from architecture and how it relates to the surrounding landscape. Reoccurring themes within my painting include: architecture with visible signs of decay; urban and industrial spaces; suggestion and manipulation of the horizon. With which, I can investigate and abbreviate an otherwise complex landscape.
The combination of clean hard lines and flaky surfaces found in decaying architectural spaces intrigue me. By interpreting these surfaces through paint I aim to give my work a sense of history. I build up the paint in layers, allowing each layer to have a presence in the finished piece. The movement and physicality of the layers enable the work to become architectural objects-emitting the atmospherics and personality of a particular space.
The history behind the surfaces I create is fundamental to my practice. I am constantly clearing my paintings by covering them in a layer of paint or peeling the paint back to expose the surfaces underneath. By constantly clearing, then re-establishing the piece, I give my painting a past. Every stage within a piece of work is of great importance-every layer is significant on the overall dynamics of the painting.
Graham Williams Photography
Installing my piece at The Royal Scottish Academy.
I was born 25th October 1988,I spent most of my childhood in Highland Perthshire. I attended Breadalbane Academy, before joining Leith School of Art in 2006. After completing a foundation course at LSA I began another foundation course at Edinburgh College of Art in 2007. In 2008 I became a Drawing and Painting student at the Edinburgh College of Art where I graduated with Honours in 2011.
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