Lot 503 - Andrew Cranston - Midnight In Manchester
Oil on Paper
A6 (15x10cm) Original Artwork
Signed on Verso
Andrew Cranston (b. 1969, Hawick, UK) is a Glasgow-based painter whose narrative vignettes are culled from his own personal history, as well as literary and anecdotal sources.
Manchester Polytechnic Foundation Course 1989-1990;
BA in Fine Art Hons Grays School of Art 1990-1993;
MA in Painting Royal College of Art 1994-1996
The Arts Foundation Fellowship 2014;
Quality Arts Production Award, Creative Scotland 2013
Artists Award, Scottish Arts Council 2009
Rootstein Hopkins Sabbatical Award for Lecturers, 2006
Ingleby Gallery ( Edinburgh)
Karma ( New York)
Modern Art (London)
Statement about AOAP Submitted Artwork
These are two images exploring a nocturnal landscape, one specifically referencing the Inner city environment of Manchester in the late 1980s, the abandoned decaying modernism of Hulme housing estate, a community of travellers and their dogs and horses. I remember the horses standing sleeping like ‘anthracite statues’ as Dylan Thomas would call them.
The other is an imagined scene in the Firth of Clyde. I was thinking of poet W.S Graham and painter William Scott, exiled Greenock men who made their work out of the beauty and strangeness found in the domestic.
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