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Chris Brook RSW

Chris Brook RSW

Living in the Scottish Borders, self-taught and working professionally since 1995, Chris’s painting and printmaking works are essentially landscape driven.

“Never intended as site specific, instead best described as reinvented retreats, a collection of marks and shapes alluding to the kind of place I would like to find, a place which is within reach and offers solitude, comfort, protection, and shelter.”

The starting process for making 2D constructional works begins by sifting through an ever-increasing collection of discarded and disregarded materials. Both natural and man-made materials are selected for their individual qualities, whether that be colour, shape, texture or form.

“My attempt, through the layering and pairing of countless combinations of these objects, is to find an affinity, a natural, complementary harmony of pieces being brought together for the first time.This, in turn, will dictate the next step.

“Being guided by the materials means that there is never a fixed scale in mind, and finished sizes vary from works which I refer to as token pieces, small in scale and intricate in construction, through to larger works which present a more totemic quality.”

Example of Artist's Work

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This Artist at Doubtfire

RSW take five

18th May - 23rd June 2024