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horizon

horizon
21st October - 21st November 2020

Chris Nugent is back in Doubtfire for his third solo exhibition, where he continues to explore and develop his painting of the built and natural environment, Chris Nugent returns to Doubtfire for his third solo exhibition, where he continues to explore the built and natural environment, in this case specifically Edinburgh and the western isles of Scotland. In these times of change and adaptation, the Horizon is always there, fixed, unmoving. The point at which the earth meets the sky. Keeping a healthy distance, but reassuringly close to all you know and feel. “On a visit to Valencia in 2019 I was inspired by street art and sought to integrate elements of this technique into my own urban work. Consequently stencils and spray paint have become part of the visual language for these Edinburgh cityscapes.” While the town work attempts to make sense of the harmony and chaos that exists in the urban landscape, the coastal work deals primarily with atmospherics. In his paintings, the horizon is ever present in the ever changing light and colour found in the big skies of Scotland.


Exhibition Pics

(Click on thumbnails to view. Images record the full catalogue shown during the exhibition dates.)

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Chris Nugent

Chris Nugent lives and teaches art in Edinburgh and has been exhibiting throughout the UK and Europe since graduating in 1986, including showing in SSA and RSA. With a clutch of awards since then, he has developed a fluid approach to the interaction of light and colour on the elements of sky, sea and land. His recent work has focussed on cityscapes, working with mixed media to create a multi-layered interpretation of the bustle, energy and dynamic of features and panoramas – adapting this bold style to seascapes and other locations.

“My main subject is the built environment or structures within landscape. For this, I have created a specific working method which I think captures the complex layering of texture, shape and form found in various architectural and urban styles. I?am inspired by street art and seek to integrate elements of this technique into my own urban work.”

BA Hons (1st Class) in Drawing and Painting, ECA, PG DIP, PGCE dip Member SSA, VAS