Eric Cruikshank

About

Eric Cruikshank (born Inverness, UK, 1975)

Education
1993 – 1997 BA (Hons) Painting and Drawing, Edinburgh College of Art.

Forthcoming Exhibitions

2017
Solo exhibition, DAS ESSZIMMER, Bonn.
Joint exhibition (with Michael Craik), Galleri Konstepidemin, Gothenburg.

Selected Solo and Joint Exhibitions

2016
Continuum (with Ian Kane), RAUMX, London.
Repetition Takes Form, AIS Gallery, Shibukawa.

2015
Ways of Seeing (with Michael Craik), Howden Park Centre, Livingston.
Plus | Minus | Repeat, Sleeper Gallery, Edinburgh.

2013
Malerei (with Michael Craik), Galerie Albrecht, Berlin.
Colour as Subject, Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh.

2012
The Solo Project – Basel with Galerie Albrecht.

2010
When I Was Small I Didn’t Work Big, Galerie Albrecht, Berlin.
Dalcross Project Space (with Ian Kane), Dalcross, Inverness shire.
The Colour of Home, Gebert Contemporary, Santa Fe.
Moments of Absence, Limousine Bull, Aberdeen.
En Forme (with Cecilia Vissers), ParisCONCRET, Paris.

ARTIST STATEMENT

Taking landscape as an initial starting point, my paintings are not about literal presentation; instead the focus is on the emotive qualities of place. Using an objective palette tied to the Scottish landscape, colour acts as a vehicle to reveal the picture planes underlying points of reference. With the structure, design, and colour harmony being grounded in the everyday, the viewer is encouraged to readdress notions of their surroundings, where the familiar is opened up and made full of possibility. Shape, colour, and surface build the foundational support and elevate the works concepts, allowing the viewer to uncover layers of potential meaning as each element is considered.  In the absence of imagery or narrative, the panels are left open to interpretation, as an almost blank plane to reflect the viewers own emotions and ideas.

Image Gallery

At SFAI

Additional Work

ERIC CRUIKSHANK WEBSITE

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