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The button below links to a short film by Maxim Nekliudov, about the Artist at Garage 10.
I am Gerard Stott, working as the Artist at Garage 10. I am a painter working in oil, creating images involving both still life and composed and explored subjects.
I appreciate investment and care in the craft of painting and believe that this needs to be balanced across conception, composition, and execution.
I find absorption and a genuine sense of recreation from the act of painting itself and I’m deeply fascinated by the processes that leads me to my next work.
Re-sketching subjects over and over again, many times, and over some time, allows concepts to take on their own identity within a composition.
These then; can evolve together, either developing or disappearing and through this process, I discover what I will paint.
Painting for me is ultimately self-indulgence, and I paint to please myself. However, I hope that my paintings have some validity and can stand on their own.
Given the way that my subjects often evolve at various stages before they are complete, it occurs to me that the process that I follow provides enough time for
a perhaps less contrived and possibly sub-conscious narrative to become apparent and even for it then to have its-own influence on the end result.
I enjoy this loss of control, although it can sometimes feel like I am working for a painting, rather than on it
I'm always happy to talk about my work, but I would prefer that what other people make of it should remain personal to them, and I don't want anything that I have to say about it, to affect those personal impressions.
Discussing specific elements of one of my subjects in any depth, can only be for entertainment and returning to my original ideas is probably counterintuitive
I am an Aberdeen Artists Society member and have collaborated on the council for around 10 years and contribute to most AAS exhibitions.
I participate in North East Open Studios (NEOS) most years and I have exhibited in the RSA a couple of times.
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