Saul Robertson graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design in 2000. This exhibition presents an opportunity to see some of his earliest work alongside other significant works from his career so far.
Shortly after graduating, Saul was voted Young Artist of the Year at the Hunting Art Prizes at the Royal College of Art in London. Since then he has won numerous awards including the City of Glasgow Prize, the David Cargill Award, the Armour Award and the James Torrance Memorial Award at the Royal Glasgow Institute of the Fine Arts. His work can be also found in many public collections.
Saul explains: “The exhibition documents how my work has developed. The earliest pieces in the show were produced while I was a student and were painted from photographs. The work I did in the years after graduation was based solely on direct observation. This gradually gave way to my current practice of combining elements painted from direct observation with elements painted from the imagination. These paintings are static images amid an ever-moving world and, in some ways, offer a small contemplative space. The viewer can enter this space and hopefully be offered some sort of perspective on the flow of time.”
Saul will be giving a guided tour of the exhibition on Wednesday 5 February at 1pm – all welcome.
Image left: Valley of Snow, Oil on Canvas, 2013