Andrew Cranston: Why Did You Stop Here?
Andrew Cranston: Why Did You Stop Here?
Andrew Cranston: Why Did You Stop Here?
Andrew Cranston: Why Did You Stop Here?

Andrew Cranston: Why Did You Stop Here?

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Why Did You Stop Here? 2023
Edition of 40 (plus artist proofs)
Signed and numbered by the artist
Materials: 4 plate colour etching on Velin Arches Blanc 250gsmDimensions: Image - 21x25cm, Paper size - 42x45cm
Print is unframed

"The print is a four plate etching I have made with the assistance of Al Gow at Glasgow Print Studio. It is based on a memory of a rectangular fishpond in the atrium of the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh. 
I see the image as a vehicle, a metaphor,  for expressing some anguish about international affairs, the consistent shifting dread of conflict and its actuality. Fish as substitutes for submarines and frigates.  I was thinking of a game of battleships, shapes placed on a grid. 
It could also be simply an image describing the beauty of fish."

- Andrew Cranston, 2023

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Andrew Cranston was born in Hawick in the Scottish Borders in 1969, and now lives and works
in Glasgow.

He studied at Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen and then completed his postgraduate studies at the Royal College of Art, where he was taught by Peter Doig and Adrian Berg.

Engaging with the layered emotional quality and pathos of everyday life, as well as a strong sense of place, be it real or imagined, Cranston’s evocatively titled paintings contain compelling and intriguing narratives that have the collaged dream-like quality of recollection and what he calls ‘creative misremembering’.

He said ‘above all what is important to me in a painting is a mood, the atmosphere of it… painting is an act of remembering and forgetting, covering and uncovering, tracing and retracing, getting lost and finding a way’.

His formally inventive and highly intimate paintings find new ways to connect the personal and art historical past with the present through a gamut of visual and literary references and shared
experiences. The paintings exploit what is perhaps only glanced existing in the periphery of vision and embody a sense of revelation, wonder and oddness in familiar situations. Connections and highly personal associations are deeply entwined in these works creating a rewarding and memorable experience.

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