The Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts (RGI) invited Sean Ellcombe to produce a series of new works for this autumn, resulting in Window Works – large scale paintings submerged into the gallery walls. The Glasgow-based artist, who graduated in Fine Art Painting and Printmaking from Glasgow School of Art last year, received the 2019 RGI Graduate Award with fellow GSA graduate Thyme James, and has been developing his painting practice; this specifically explores the physiologies of painting and how the viewer physically engages with the surface of the work, as an invitation to ‘engage the viewer with painting as an accepted material’, and using spaces to evaluate his thoughts on the nature of painting. Window Works expresses Sean’s ‘realisation in my actual interest in the experience of the work of portraiture. The idea of an occupied space is prevalent throughout’.
Sean Ellcombe’s Big Windows at RGI Glasgow
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