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Alex Weir

Alex Weir
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Within my practice, my main concern is questioning what being a painter means in today's society, along with questioning what a painting as an object is and also what Painting as a subject is. I believe Painting should strive to be accessible to all, so in an attempt to make my work accessible I include a lot of humour, interaction, playfulness and everyday themes and materials, contradicting these with references to art history and its traditions and connotations.
Awards:
The Number Shop Graduate Award, 2017
Artists' Collecting Society Studio Award, 2017
Open Contemporary Young Artist Award, shortlisted 2017

Solo exhibitions:
'In at the Deep End', DOK Artist Space, Edinburgh, forthcoming June 2018
'Paintings Make Prizes', The Number Shop, Edinburgh and 24 Hour Window, Glasgow, 2017

Group exhibitions:
'The Salon', Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh, 2018
'Places I want to Be', PS Mirabel, Manchester, 2018
'Selecta 17', Resonate Arts Space, Alloa, 2017
'Open Contemporary Young Artist Award', Biscuit Factory, Newcastle, 2017
'Chrysalis', DOK Artist Space, Edinburgh, 2017
'Edinburgh Student Arts Festival', Custom Lane (2017) and Gayfield Creative Spaces (2016), Edinburgh
'Out/In', West Barns Studios, Dunbar, 2016

Commissions:
Red Box Marchmont, Edinburgh, 2017
The Cube, Edinburgh, 2016

Education:
BA (Hons) Painting, Edinburgh College of Art, 2017
'(The Embarrassment of) the Long Walk in Your Veruca Sock'
  • Alex Weir
  • '(The Embarrassment of) the Long Walk in Your Veruca Sock'
  • Painting
'And the Crowd Watch Patiently in Anticipation...'
  • Alex Weir
  • 'And the Crowd Watch Patiently in Anticipation...'
  • Painting
'Everyone Gets Their Moment in the Sun'
  • Alex Weir
  • 'Everyone Gets Their Moment in the Sun'
  • Painting
'King for a Day (at Burger King (at Butlins))'
  • Alex Weir
  • 'King for a Day (at Burger King (at Butlins))'
  • Painting

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