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Solo show: Stuart Buchanan (over)

8 October 2005 until 8 November 2005
  Stuart Buchanan
Stuart Buchanan, Encounter, 64cm x 74cm, Oil on Canvas - 1200
  Modern Artists Gallery

Modern Artists Gallery
High St. Whitchurch on Thames,
Reading, Berkshire RG8 7EX
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Stuart Buchanan - Glasgow Painter

Stuart Buchanan
graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 1992 and following a period of travel in Egypt and Chile set up his first studio in Edinburgh in 1993 before moving back to Glasgow in 1997.

This exhibition brings together new figurative paintings by Glasgow based artist Stuart Buchanan, some of the titles in this exhibition refer to daytrippers boarding a ship for the enjoyment of the ride, rather than to arrive at a particular destination. It is apt for the figurative subjects of Stuart Buchanan paintings, which are often depicted gazing out to sea or towards the stars, in ambiguous imaginery landscapes that are somehow familiar to the viewer.

We do not need to know where the figures are, nor where they are going to relate to the personal moments captured in the paintings - daydreaming, stargazing, sleepwalking, travelling. The figures are still and peaceful, often deep in thought, transfixed by something beyond the canvas that we can't see.

Stuart Buchanan has drawn inspiration for his richly textured canvases from his own childhood memories and more recently from his time in Catterline on the East Coast of Scotland, where he spent the month of January this year undertaking the inaugural residency at the Watch House Cottage, former studio of the late Lil Nelson, and drawing inspiration from the area's rugged coastline and gentle farmlands.

Price range: 450 - 2000

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