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IAIN FAULKNER A Different Time


IAIN FAULKNER A Different Time

This new work sees a return to interiors. It has somehow become part of my working method to go back and forth between interiors and landscapes every few years. This allows me to keep things fresh, interesting and exciting for both myself and hopefully the viewer. I feel it is vitally important to be constantly evolving, no matter how subtly. What is new in this body of work is an increased importance and complexity in the use of light/ lighting. Not only in a physical sense but in these paintings the light has a real symbolic meaning, to represent enlightenment, inspiration, creativity... Geometry and simple geometric shapes appear everywhere in these works. Bold and obvious these triangles, circles and squares pop out from the paintings, more so when seen together. Another geometric element that has been played around with is Phi, also known as the Golden Ratio. Closely related to the Fibonacci Sequence this is a ratio that appears frequently throughout nature and is deemed the most pleasing and harmonious to the human eye. This appears obviously in the proportions of a lot of the canvases and extensively within the compositions. Whether or not this makes a difference to the quality of the compositions it is certainly another interesting layer/ dimension to the work. What remain constant in the work are the protagonists. They are of course dressed in the trademark white shirt and braces and black dress and again are physically identical to Myself and my wife Laura. The answer to the often-asked question of why this is, is simple. Practicalities aside, firstly the use of Laura and myself as the main models has itself become a bit of a trademark, a way of easily identifying one of my paintings but more importantly it makes clear that these paintings are constructs, not merely snapshots from somebody else’s life. This I feel encourages more thought and investigation and leaves them more open to interpretation. In terms of the themes, most of the work has in some way to do with the creative process, inspiration, composition and craft.... And although at first glance the ‘Car Auction’ pieces seem separate in a way they complete the series as they could be seen to be about aspiration and acquisition. This all being said, these are all elements that are thrown into the mix of the works but don’t necessarily dictate their meaning, that is still open to interpretation and inevitably each viewer will take something different away from these works. Iain Faulkner


1 Auction Catalogue oil on canvas 41 x 30 cm (16 x 12 in)


2 Auction Day 2 (Study) oil on canvas 51 x 41 cm (20 x 16 in)


3 Auction Day 2 oil on canvas 76 x 76 cm (30 x 30 in)


4 Auction Day oil on canvas 122 x 122 cm (48 x 48 in)


5 Exposure oil on canvas 91 x 91 cm (36 x 36 in)


6 Final Viewing (Study) oil on canvas 51 x 41 cm (20 x 16 in)


7 Horologist’s House oil on canvas 122 x 122 cm (48 x 48 in)


8 Laura as Photographer oil on canvas 30 x 48 cm (12 x 19 in)


9 Light & Sound (study) oil on canvas 25 x 41 cm (10 x 16 in)


10 Light and Sound oil on canvas 76 x 124 cm (30 x 49 in)


11 Lightbox (study) oil on canvas 30 x 48 cm (12 x 19 in)


12 Lightbox oil on canvas 107 x 173 cm (42 x 68 in)


13 Nightcap oil on canvas 76 x 91 cm (30 x 36 in)


14 Perspective oil on canvas 76 x 61 cm (30 x 24 in)


15 Phi oil on canvas 99 x 61 cm (39 x 24 in)


16 Tetrahedral Kite oil on canvas 51 x 51 cm (20 x 20 in)


1973 Born Glasgow, Scotland 1992-96 Glasgow School of Art – BA (Honours) Selected Exhibitions: Collections: 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2001 2000 1999 1998 1997 1996

Albemarle Gallery, London Solo Exhibition Albemarle Gallery, London, Albemarle Collective Albemarle Gallery, London, Aqueous Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, New York Albemarle Gallery, London, Albemarle Collective Albemarle Gallery, London Solo Exhibition Albemarle Gallery, London, Summer Collective 2011 Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, New York British Figurative Exhibition Hotel du Vin, One Devonshire Gardens, Glasgow Art London, Art Fair, London Albemarle Gallery, London Figurative Exhibition Albemarle Gallery, London Solo Exhibition 2010 European Ryder Cup Team Member Portraits Albemarle Gallery, London Solo Exhibition Elizabeth Montgomerie Foundation Charity Event Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, New York Solo Exhibition Albemarle Gallery, London Charity Group Exhibition Albemarle Gallery, London Solo Exhibition Bologna Art Fair, Galleria Forni, Bologna Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, New York Solo Exhibition Art London, Art Fair, London Bologna Art Fair, Galleria Forni, Bologna Albemarle Gallery, London Summer Show Albemarle Gallery, London Solo Exhibition Studio Forni, Milan Two-Man Exhibition Albemarle Gallery, London Summer Show ‘Form London’ Olympia, Albemarle Gallery, London Bologna Art Fair, Galleria Forni, Bologna Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, New York Solo Exhibition Albemarle Gallery, London 10th Anniversary Exhibition Albemarle Gallery, London Solo Exhibition Albemarle Gallery, London ‘What is Realism?’ Forni Gallery, Bologna, Italy ‘Nuova Figurazione Britannica’ Bologna Art Fair, Galleria Forni, Bologna Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, New York Solo Exhibition Albemarle Gallery, London Solo Exhibition Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, New York Solo Exhibition Albemarle Gallery, London Solo Exhibition Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, New York Solo Exhibition Albemarle Gallery, London Millennium 2000 Exhibition Sammer Gallery, Puerto Banús, Spain Solo Exhibition Albemarle Gallery, London Solo Exhibition Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, New York Two-man Show Albemarle Gallery, London Scottish Figurative Painting Albemarle Gallery, London Christmas Show Eleanor Ettinger Gallery, ‘New York New Masters of Realism’ Islington Art Fair, London Leith Gallery, Edinburgh, ‘Scotland New Graduates’ Edinburgh Gallery, Scotland Three-Man Show The Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh RSA Student Exhibition Compass Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland Christmas Show Edinburgh Gallery, Scotland Christmas Show Smith Art Gallery, Stirling, Scotland Patrons and Painters

Prudential Corporation Standard Chartered Bank Royal Bank of Scotland National Portrait Gallery, Scotland


Š Albemarle Gallery 2014


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