SIMON LAURIE RSW RGI
Saturday 2nd to Sunday 10th February 2019 from 11.00am to 5.00pm daily.
MEET THE ARTIST ON Saturday 2nd February 2019 between 1.00pm and 4.00pm.
We are very fortunate to (once again) be in a position to bring you a significant body of Simon Laurie RSW RGI's work.
His work is generally very hard to access.
Laurie paints stunning abstracts and semi-abstracts that reference two aspects of our lives - Scottish and European landscapes and interior still lifes.
When you talk to Laurie, he tends to pick his words very carefully and there is a deliberate economy in his observations - he does not flower or waste his words. This understatement is also reflected in his approach to painting.
His interest is in pure art and not fussy or over-accurate painting reproductions - cameras can achieve that. Instead he seeks the essence of the objects that he wants to communicate with no embellishment.
He concentrates on shapes, colours and an outline of form, using gestural marks to achieve his desired effect. He invites the viewer to get involved and complete their interpretation of his passage.
I have had a conversation with many artists who point out that what Laurie achieves represents the hand of a Painting virtuoso - they are envious of his courage and ability. The colour
combinations, the textural effects and overall balance and rhythm that he delivers into his paintings is astonishing.
Our instincts take over and as our eye wanders around the composition and marks seeking understanding, we get an underlying feeling that this somehow feels right, but we don't know why.
Laurie is a clear leader in his field - he is the painting Master. As a gallery we can see that the demand for his abstractions is multiplying each year.
More and more people are falling into his fan club and embracing his modernity.
Laurie (b.1964) studied at GSA (BA Hons) 1982-1987 and (Postgraduate Diploma) 1987-88.
He was elected a member of RSW (1991) and RGI (2000).
NOTE - PLEASE email firstname.lastname@example.org if you would like to BUY or RESERVE one of these paintings.