PROCESS

February 20, 2013

PROCESS

Chris Wells / Lindsey Clark / Matthew Higgins

Exhibition runs from: 9 March – 28 April 2013

Exhibition information:

Four years ago Chris Wells, Lindsey Clark and Matthew Higgins shared a studio in 2nd year painting at Gray’s School of Art. All enthusiastic, though new to the world of serious painting, they learned the same methods of research and development and completed the same projects producing finalised paintings in a similar vein. Now, although they share the same artistic ideals and values, they pursue the process of painting in very different ways.

To see the work together, it is interesting to note they have all held on to certain values, representation is still important to all though they choose to use it in different ways rather than to produce a work of pure realism.

The process of painting is a highly personalised one which cannot be taught, only discovered through trial and experience. By exhibiting together Chris, Lindsey & Matthew hope to highlight the process behind painting, to discuss the vast differences as well as allowing similarities to shine through.

Artist Biographies:

Chris graduated from Gray’s School of Art in 2011 with first class honours. Since which he has been on a scholarship to Florence and has been involved with various group shows around Scotland and has work in the prestigious RSA collection, the Grampian Hospitals Art Trust collection as well as various private collections. He is currently artist in residence at Gray’s School of Art.

Lindsey was born in Aberdeen and graduated from Gray’s School of Art in 2011. She has exhibited throughout the country, including the RSA in Edinburgh as part of the New Contemporaries 2012 show. Now working at the city’s Belvidere Gallery, she also continues to paint from her studio at home.

Matthew was born in Glasgow, he moved to Aberdeen to study Painting at Gray’s School of Art. He successfully completed the course with a first class honours degree. At the time of his graduation he was awarded the Robert Brough Memorial Scholarship and the Art’s Complex Studio Prize. Since then Matthew has moved to Edinburgh where he has continued his working studio practice and has exhibited in numerous shows across Scotland.

Note:

The SMART Gallery private view of Process is on Thursday 7 March 6pm – 8pm, if you wish to come along please email rsvp@wearesmartconsultants.co.uk

via PROCESS.

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