More Than Meets The Eye - Ruaridh Crighton @ Hill Street Design House, Edinburgh [from 4 to 18 August]

More Than Meets The Eye - Ruaridh Crighton

4 - 18
12:00 - 12:00

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Hill Street Design House
3 Hill Street, EH2 3JP Edinburgh, United Kingdom
More Than Meets The Eye
— A Selection of Paintings by Ruaridh 'Rudog' Crighton

Hill Street Design House is delighted to announce our first festival exhibition, a selection of painter Ruaridh Crighton's new work.

Ruaridh has recently returned from a residency in Barcelona where he explored a new painting direction, which he explains below.

The exhibition runs daily from Friday 4th — Sunday 20th August, open 12-6pm

Private View: 3rd August.
Please email [email protected] for details.

Artist's Statement:
Currently my work influences fall somewhere between Egon Schiele and Tom Wesselmann – a kind of mix of expressionism and abstract pop with sometimes disturbing, mostly strong coloured, patterned, hard edge shapes and forms.

I like to use humour in making a point, even political ones, but other
areas of interest are the social and psychological influences we are all consciously or otherwise subject to. Some of my work firms up on how I respond to society’s blindspots.

I work with mixed media, but mostly with acrylic on traditionally
stretched canvas, which gives me the immediacy of effect in selecting or altering my range of vibrant colours.

From these elements and ingredients I create my narratives.
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