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26th October - 26th November 2022

Chris Nugent returns to Doubtfire for his fourth solo exhibition, where he continues to explore the built and natural environment. This new collection looks to make sense of the harmony and chaos that exists in the city streets; the essential elements of street life. “Having lived and studied in Edinburgh all my life, the city acts as a potent theme and I have revisited this subject many times. This new body of work reveals elements of nature, the city’s green spaces within its streets, the distant urban spread, how we live and breathe.” Chris Nugent’s approach to the built environment moves between realism and semiabstract montage as this facilitates a diverse range of media, mark making and challenge where one approach impacts the other.

Exhibition Images

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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