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James Lumsden 29th November 2013 - 23rd January 2014

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James Lumsden 29th November 2013 - 23rd January 2014


James Lumsden’s paintings are primarily concerned with process – building translucent glazes of paint until an illusion of light and depth are achieved. The process involves the application of multiple (up to 40 or more) thin glazes of acrylic paint and gloss medium. Each layer is dragged, pulled or squeegeed with various implements – the process being repeated layer upon layer until the final painting begins to emerge. Arrived at by both chance and deliberation, the final painting reveals varying chromatic strata, which can be seen through the translucence, pentimenti and depth of the work. These are paintings which draw the viewer beneath the surface to give some experience of their making – both revealing and concealing the history of the painting process. The paintings are set within a distinct formal compositional framework. Although the horizontal division creates allusions to landscape, this is primarily a device to heighten the dynamic, contrasts, tension and intensity of the painting. Lumsden aims to make paintings which are luminous, seductive, sensual and atmospheric. He is fascinated in how the raw materials innate to the medium can be turned into something poetic – an object filled with light, feeling, atmosphere and emotion.


Echoes (3) 2013 Acrylic on Canvas, 60cm x 50cm


Containment (1) 2010 Acrylic on Canvas, 30.5cm x 30.5cm


Fugue (17/11) 2011 Acrylic on Canvas, 30.5cm x 30.5cm


Contrapuntal (24/12) 2012 Acrylic on Canvas, 30.5cm x 30.5cm


Liquid Light (20/10) 2010 Acrylic on Canvas, 30.5cm x 30.5cm


Contrapunto (4/11) 2011 Acrylic on Canvas, 30.5cm x 30.5cm


Fugue (20/11) 2011 Acrylic on Canvas, 30.5cm x 30.5cm


Contrapuntal (25/12) 2012 Acrylic on Canvas, 30.5cm x 30.5cm


Contrapuntal (23/12) 2012 Acrylic on Canvas, 30.5cm x 30.5cm


Contrapuntal (22/12) 2012 Acrylic on Canvas, 40cm x 40cm


Contrapuntal (8/13) 2013 Acrylic on Canvas, 40cm x 40cm


Contrapuntal (11/13) 2013 Acrylic on Canvas, 40cm x 40cm


Contrapuntal (26/12) 2012 Acrylic on Canvas, 40cm x 40cm


Contrapuntal (13/12) 2012 Acrylic on Canvas, 50cm x 50cm


Contrapuntal (14/12) 2012 Acrylic on Canvas, 50cm x 50cm


Contrapuntal (17/12) 2012 Acrylic on Canvas, 50cm x 50cm


Contrapuntal (4/13) 2013 Acrylic on Canvas, 60cm x 60cm


Echoes (1) 2013 Acrylic on Canvas, 60cm x 50cm


Echoes (2) 2013 Acrylic on Canvas, 60cm x 50cm


Echoes (8) 2013 Acrylic on Canvas, 90cm x 75cm


Echoes (12) 2013 Acrylic on Canvas, 90cm x 75cm


Echoes (9) 2013 Acrylic on Canvas, 90cm x 75cm


Fugue (1/13) 2013 Acrylic on Canvas, 90cm x 75cm


Echoes (7) 2013 Acrylic on Canvas, 120cm x 100cm


Contrapuntal (2/13) 2013 Acrylic on Canvas, 120cm x 120cm


James Lumsden Born Inverness, Scotland 1964. Lives and works in Edinburgh. Solo Exhibitions 2015 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000 1999 1997 1996 1993 1992

Sarah Myerscough Gallery, London & Collective, Bridge of Allan Sarah Myerscough Gallery, London Edinburgh Art Festival / Scottish Arts Club, Edinburgh Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary, Canada Rhue Art, Ullapool Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London An Talla Solais, Ullapool Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary, Canada Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London Amber Roome Contemporary Art, Edinburgh Atticsalt, Edinburgh MAC, Birmingham Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London (with Andrew Mackenzie) An Tuireann Arts Centre, Isle of Skye Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London Oriel Capsule, Cardiff (with Eoghann MacColl) Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London Triskel Arts Centre, Cork, Ireland The Loft Gallery, Glasgow Aalborg Trienalle, Aalborg, Denmark Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries Pump House Gallery, London Collective Gallery, Edinburgh Inverness Museum and Art Gallery Compass Gallery, Glasgow Collective Gallery, Edinburgh Merz Contemporary Art, London


Selected Group Exhibitions (since 2000) 2013 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001 2000

Re-Define, Dallas Contemporary, Dallas, USA Art Paris, Grand Palais, Paris (with Sarah Myerscough Fine Art) London Art Fair (with Sarah Myerscough Fine Art) Paper Planes, Stow Arts Festival, Scottish Borders (curated by Andrew Mackenzie) Art Paris, Grand Palais, Paris (with Sarah Myerscough Fine Art) Society of Scottish Artists Annual, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh London Art Fair (with Sarah Myerscough Fine Art) RSA Open, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh Cabinet Paintings, Compass Gallery, Glasgow S.O.F.A, Chicago, USA (with Sarah Myerscough Fine Art) Toronto International Art Fair, Canada (with Paul Kuhn Gallery) Sense of Place, Linenhall Arts Centre, Castlebar, Ireland Black & White, Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London RSA Annual Exhibition, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh Perception, Rhue Art at The Dovecot, Edinburgh RSA Residencies for Scotland Award – New Work, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh Abstract Matters, Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh Strata, Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London Toronto International Art Fair, Canada (with Sarah Myerscough Fine Art) Shared Ground, Harbour Arts Centre, Irvine Preview, Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London Lemon Street Gallery, Truro, Cornwall Toronto International Art Fair, Canada (with Sarah Myerscough Fine Art) Equinox, Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London Society of Scottish Artists Annual, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh 20:20, Gracefield Arts Centre, Dumfries Paul Kuhn Gallery, Calgary, Canada Damaged Collateral, Context Gallery, Derry Images from North Mayo, Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Co. Mayo, Ireland Illusions – Pip Dickens, James Lumsden, Tomoya Matsuzaki, Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London Aphelion, Art.tm, Inverness ARTfutures, Contemporary Art Society, London Beneath The Surface II, Sarah Myerscough Fine Art, London ARTfutures, Contemporary Art Society, London Nordjyllands Kunstmuseum, Aalborg, Denmark Primed, Bellevue Gallery, Edinburgh


Selected Awards and Residencies 2011 2010 2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002

The Scottish Arts Club Award, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh Visual Arts Award, Edinburgh Royal Scottish Academy Residencies for Scotland Award Visual Arts Award, Edinburgh Scottish Arts Council Creative Development Award Ballinglen Arts Foundation Residency, County Mayo, Ireland Hope Scott Trust Award EVAC Award, Edinburgh Scottish Arts Council Proffesional Development Award Ballinglen Arts Foundation Fellowship, County Mayo, Ireland Scottish Arts Council Professional Development Award British Council Grant Artist in Residence, Aalborg Trienalle, Aalborg, Denmark EVAC Award, Edinburgh The Arts Trust of Scotland Award

Selected Collections RBS, Edinburgh HBOS, Edinburgh Mastercard, London Mayer Brown International Tiffany & Co., London Germaine Hotel, Calgary Aalborg Kommune, Denmark Ballinglen Arts Foundation, Ireland Edinburgh University Acute Services Trust Paintings in Hospitals Scotland Inverness Museum and Art Gallery Gulbenkian Foundation Highland Council

Photography by Michael Wolchover


James Lumsden  

Solo exhibition - 29th November 2013 to 23rd January 2014 - & Collective Art Gallery Bridge of Allan

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