Lot 503 - Andrew Cranston - Midnight In Manchester
Lot 503 - Andrew Cranston - Midnight In Manchester
Lot 503 - Andrew Cranston - Midnight In Manchester

Lot 503 - Andrew Cranston - Midnight In Manchester

Oil on Paper

2022

A6 (15x10cm) Original Artwork

Signed on Verso

ARTIST INFO

 

About  

 

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. 

 

Education  

 

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 

 

Select Exhibitions/Awards  

 

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 
 

Gallery Representation  

 

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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