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Alex Dewars

Joined Artfinder: Jan. 2014

Artworks for sale: 27

United Kingdom

About Alex Dewars

 
 
  • Biography
    I am a Scottish Figure Painter. I work in Oil and create work that  borrows heavily from the back catalogue of Art History and re-appropriates elements to illustrate the modern human condition.
    I do this through the use of  composition and how the figure is presented.  Revealing thought provoking insights into human behaviours and relationships, body politics and what we reveal about ourselves subconsciously.
    The result often depicts romantic and nihilistic conclusions in a single suspended moment.

    I work exclusively in Oil because of it ties me to 500 years of figure painting, I like its vibrancy, robustness and its consistency. I am inspired by the “Northern Light” a particular silvery shimmery light found in Scotland and Northern Europe and its use in Northern Renaissance and Flemish painting. I revisit it to convey fleeting moments . A winters twilight, fading light of an autumnal afternoon.


    My more recent works incorporate religious motifs re-appropriated in a modern setting. 
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  • Education

    1999 - 2003

    Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art

  • Upcoming Events

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    Previous events

    Event: The Meffan Art Gallery

    Dates: Dec. 3, 2016 - Jan. 3, 2017

    Venue: The Meffan Art Gallery and Musuem, Forfar

    Open exhibition

    Event: Annual Open Exhibiton

    Dates: May 14, 2016 - June 26, 2016

    Venue: Paisley Museum and Art Gallery, Paisley, Glasgow

    Paisley Art Institute's 18th Annual Open Exhibtion

    Event: Annual Open Exhibition

    Dates: Dec. 5, 2015 - Jan. 2, 2016

    Venue: The Meffan, Forfar

    The Winter Exhibition at The Meffan in Forfar begins in December, and so it is time for artists to start preparing their entries for this popular annual show.

    This open competition, a regular fixture on the gallery calendar, is open to all artists resident in Scotland. As ever, there are substantial prizes on offer. Artworks of all types are welcome, including painting, drawing, sculpture, and jewellery.

    This popular exhibition attracts entries from all over Scotland and is a firm favourite with visitors. The quality of the entries and the number of participants rise year upon year and, as space in The Meffan is limited, only the very best of the artworks make it onto the gallery walls for display.

    Event: Edinburgh Art Fair 2015

    Dates: Nov. 13, 2015 - Nov. 15, 2015

    Venue: Edinburgh Art fair, Corn Exchange

    The 11th annual Edinburgh Art Fair took place at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange from the 13th – 15th November and introduced 70 exhibiting galleries to the thirteen thousand hardy souls who braved the terrible weather conditions to come out over the weekend to view and buy the paintings, sculpture, ceramics, original prints, jewellery and glasswares, created by around five hundred emerging and established, national and international artists

    Event: Milk and Honey: Macmillan Art exhibition 2015

    Dates: Aug. 27, 2015 - Aug. 30, 2015

    Venue: Bonhams, Edinburgh



    Let me start by welcoming you to the Edinburgh Macmillan Art Show 2015. In my first year as Curator of Edinburgh’s most exciting art show of the summer, I am thrilled to share with you the range of work that we have on offer, for exhibition and sale.

    ‘Milk and Honey?’ is inspired by the fantastic work of Macmillan Cancer Support, who, through its people, places and services supports people living and dealing with cancer every day. When considering the title for this year’s show, we concluded that, to us, a land of milk and honey conjures images of nourishment and comfort – themes that are key to the work carried out by Macmillan Cancer Support.

    We hope you can join us for this year’s exhibition to appreciate the talent of the work being exhibited and, of course, help us to raise much-needed funds for the charity! Each artist has been asked to make a minimum donation of 50% of the sale price of any work that sells, and some artists have chosen to donate up to 100%.

    Event: New Year

    Dates: Jan. 24, 2015 - Feb. 21, 2015

    Venue: Leith Gallery, Edinburgh

    Group Exhibition of Scottish Artists for the new year

    Event: Christmas show

    Dates: Nov. 15, 2014 - Nov. 16, 2014

    Venue: The Lemond Gallery, Glasgow, 4Thorn Road, Bearsden

    http://www.lemondgallery.com/view-our-shows/2014-christmas-show-page-2/

    Event: Edinburgh Art Fair 2014

    Dates: Nov. 13, 2014 - Nov. 16, 2014

    Venue: Edinburgh Art Fair, Corn Exchange

    Laurel Gallery stand

    Event: Into the light

    Dates: Aug. 3, 2014 - Aug. 30, 2014

    Venue: Leith Gallery, Edinburgh

    Mixed Exhibition during Edinburgh Festival

    Event: Annual Exhibition

    Dates: May 1, 2009 - Aug. 31, 2009

    Venue: The Royal Scottish Academy, The Royal Scottish Academy, The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL

    Prestigious Open Art show for Memebers and invited artists

    Event: Annual Exhibition 2007

    Dates: Nov. 1, 2007 - Aug. 30, 2007

    Venue: The Royal Scottish Academy, The Royal Scottish Academy, The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL

    Annual Open Art show for memebers and invited artists

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Education

1999 - 2003

Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art


There are no upcoming events

Show previous eventsHide previous events

Previous events

Event: The Meffan Art Gallery

Dates: Dec. 3, 2016 - Jan. 3, 2017

Venue: The Meffan Art Gallery and Musuem, Forfar

Open exhibition

Event: Annual Open Exhibiton

Dates: May 14, 2016 - June 26, 2016

Venue: Paisley Museum and Art Gallery, Paisley, Glasgow

Paisley Art Institute's 18th Annual Open Exhibtion

Event: Annual Open Exhibition

Dates: Dec. 5, 2015 - Jan. 2, 2016

Venue: The Meffan, Forfar

The Winter Exhibition at The Meffan in Forfar begins in December, and so it is time for artists to start preparing their entries for this popular annual show.

This open competition, a regular fixture on the gallery calendar, is open to all artists resident in Scotland. As ever, there are substantial prizes on offer. Artworks of all types are welcome, including painting, drawing, sculpture, and jewellery.

This popular exhibition attracts entries from all over Scotland and is a firm favourite with visitors. The quality of the entries and the number of participants rise year upon year and, as space in The Meffan is limited, only the very best of the artworks make it onto the gallery walls for display.

Event: Edinburgh Art Fair 2015

Dates: Nov. 13, 2015 - Nov. 15, 2015

Venue: Edinburgh Art fair, Corn Exchange

The 11th annual Edinburgh Art Fair took place at the Edinburgh Corn Exchange from the 13th – 15th November and introduced 70 exhibiting galleries to the thirteen thousand hardy souls who braved the terrible weather conditions to come out over the weekend to view and buy the paintings, sculpture, ceramics, original prints, jewellery and glasswares, created by around five hundred emerging and established, national and international artists

Event: Milk and Honey: Macmillan Art exhibition 2015

Dates: Aug. 27, 2015 - Aug. 30, 2015

Venue: Bonhams, Edinburgh



Let me start by welcoming you to the Edinburgh Macmillan Art Show 2015. In my first year as Curator of Edinburgh’s most exciting art show of the summer, I am thrilled to share with you the range of work that we have on offer, for exhibition and sale.

‘Milk and Honey?’ is inspired by the fantastic work of Macmillan Cancer Support, who, through its people, places and services supports people living and dealing with cancer every day. When considering the title for this year’s show, we concluded that, to us, a land of milk and honey conjures images of nourishment and comfort – themes that are key to the work carried out by Macmillan Cancer Support.

We hope you can join us for this year’s exhibition to appreciate the talent of the work being exhibited and, of course, help us to raise much-needed funds for the charity! Each artist has been asked to make a minimum donation of 50% of the sale price of any work that sells, and some artists have chosen to donate up to 100%.

Event: New Year

Dates: Jan. 24, 2015 - Feb. 21, 2015

Venue: Leith Gallery, Edinburgh

Group Exhibition of Scottish Artists for the new year

Event: Christmas show

Dates: Nov. 15, 2014 - Nov. 16, 2014

Venue: The Lemond Gallery, Glasgow, 4Thorn Road, Bearsden

http://www.lemondgallery.com/view-our-shows/2014-christmas-show-page-2/

Event: Edinburgh Art Fair 2014

Dates: Nov. 13, 2014 - Nov. 16, 2014

Venue: Edinburgh Art Fair, Corn Exchange

Laurel Gallery stand

Event: Into the light

Dates: Aug. 3, 2014 - Aug. 30, 2014

Venue: Leith Gallery, Edinburgh

Mixed Exhibition during Edinburgh Festival

Event: Annual Exhibition

Dates: May 1, 2009 - Aug. 31, 2009

Venue: The Royal Scottish Academy, The Royal Scottish Academy, The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL

Prestigious Open Art show for Memebers and invited artists

Event: Annual Exhibition 2007

Dates: Nov. 1, 2007 - Aug. 30, 2007

Venue: The Royal Scottish Academy, The Royal Scottish Academy, The Mound, Edinburgh, EH2 2EL

Annual Open Art show for memebers and invited artists


 

Biography

I am a Scottish Figure Painter. I work in Oil and create work that  borrows heavily from the back catalogue of Art History and re-appropriates elements to illustrate the modern human condition.
I do this through the use of  composition and how the figure is presented.  Revealing thought provoking insights into human behaviours and relationships, body politics and what we reveal about ourselves subconsciously.
The result often depicts romantic and nihilistic conclusions in a single suspended moment.

I work exclusively in Oil because of it ties me to 500 years of figure painting, I like its vibrancy, robustness and its consistency. I am inspired by the “Northern Light” a particular silvery shimmery light found in Scotland and Northern Europe and its use in Northern Renaissance and Flemish painting. I revisit it to convey fleeting moments . A winters twilight, fading light of an autumnal afternoon.


My more recent works incorporate religious motifs re-appropriated in a modern setting. 
 
 
 
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