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David Rae

David Rae
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The locations forming the basis for my work are mainly those that featured in my childhood, places I've visited or those that are re-imagined. Capturing a sense of place is an important aspect to each piece; alluding to an atmosphere in which I explore the presence of absence. The objects that populate each space suggest human interaction and are based on my wider interests, sport being a prime example.

Within the paintings I like to include subtle narratives creating an element of curiosity but not to an overpowering level, just enough to question the viewer's judgement of what the work could be about. The title and compositional elements within the paintings will inevitably offer clues regarding each paintings subject.
Education: Grays School of Art 2013 – 2017
BA (Hons) Painting with First class Honours

2015 Skotsko – Grays School of Art. Skopje, Macedonia 2016 Rapid – Grays School of Art. Vienna, Austria
2017 Whatever Sticks – Grays School of Art, Tallinn, Estonia 2017 Stuffed Gallery – Newave Gallery, Aberdeen
2017 Painters Pre-Degree show – Edinburgh Palette, Edinburgh
2017 Grays School of Art Degree Show – Aberdeen
2017 New Generation show - Compass Gallery, Glasgow
2017 New Faces – Gallery Heinzel, Aberdeen
2018 FBA Futures Exhibition - Mall Galleries, London
2018 RSA New Contemporaries - Edinburgh (Forthcoming)
Awards & Prizes:
2017 R.G.U Heritage Purchase award.
2017 Highly commended, BP fine art award
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