07
Jun
10

Latest Red Rag Show

The current show at Red Rag Gallery right now features the art world of three British artists known for their contemporary paintings of figures. Participating in ‘Characters’ is English artist : David Eustace and Scottish artists Joe Hargan and Joe Hargan.

English artist - David Eustace

David Eustace was born in 1950. He completed a Foundation course at Sutton Coldfield Art College, followed by a degree course in Fine Art at Exeter College of Art. After graduating, David spent six years in the USA working as a muralist. David plays with the viewers of his figurative painting, using images that hover between conscious and subconscious states. Eustace produces a mixture of wit and mysticism. David Eustace observes the everyday world around him but presents it with an individual style and viewpoint. Subjects are sometimes dislocated from their surroundings or hover lending an air of mystery. There is a three-dimensional dream-like quality to his contemporary art. Painting with acrylic on board David overlays this with a light oil glaze to enhance depth and colours.

Scottish artist - Joe Hargan

Joe Hargan was born in Glasgow. He studied drawing and painting at the Glasgow School of Art. he has exhibited paintings since the early 1970’s at: the Royal Glasgow Institute of Art; Royal Society of Watercolors; Royal Scottish Academy of Art; The Paisley Art Institute; Royal Academy, London; Dick Institute, Kilmarnock; British Watercolour Society & National Portrait Gallery. In 1996 for the quality of his paintings and his service to Scottish art Joe Hargan was awarded the Paisley Art Institute diploma. The body of Joe Hargan paintings are remarkable for their diversity. But his paintings are immediately recognisable and follow the rich tradition of vibrant, bold colourist Scottish paintings.

Scottish artist Alan King

Alan King was born in Scotland in 1946. He studied at the Glasgow School of Art. After a career teaching art he decided to start painting full time in 1999. Alan King is best known for his paintings which feature the Red Hat and this continues to be a major theme to his contemporary paintings. King’s skill in storytelling and a love of early Italian Art are the roots of the development of his fine paintings. He creates images which are visually compelling and which form a bond with the viewer. Many of the images and titles used for Alan’s paintings have their source in literature and poetry. His paintings start with a title which may have been taken from Dante or Sorley Maclean a Scottish poet. This leads to ideas which are developed with life models and a miniature theatre which Alan King builds. The mannequins and backgrounds in King’s paintings are positioned and photographed with different lighting effects.

The ‘Charatcters’ art show continues until 12 June. The gallery is open every day from 10:00

Red Rag Modern Art – specialist British Art Gallery featuring British Art , Scottish Art , Irish Art and Limited Edition Prints

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