Stay, create and present in th heart of Tokyo
Residence Period: 2019.02.01-2019.02.28
Exploring the universality of the human form, I will explore the technique of ukiyo-e and the work of ancient Japanese masters and translate this into my own visual language. The main objectives of the project are research into color, new skills and an exploration of Japanese culture, to open up a dialogue between contemporary painting and these learned ancient processes.
1) The Great British Sasakawa Foundation Grant (2018)
2) The Hope Scott Trust Emerging Artist Grant, Murray Beith Murray (2018)
3) "State of Change" Solo Exhibition, Art Pistol Gallery, Glasgow, 2018
Base of Activity: Glasgow, Scotland, U.K.
Media Used: Painting
I am drawn to the fleeting nature of the painterly gesture.
Working in the grey area between figuration and abstraction, my work transcends the boundary between the two. For me, the form has the ability to connect with timeless human experience. My work draws elements from the human architecture and brushwork of old masters, taking historic images and placing them in a contemporary aesthetic.
Edinburgh College of Art graduate, specializing in large scale oil painting and currently residing and working in Glasgow Scotland.