Hamish McLain’s practice explores the intersection between drawing and painting, investigating how a graphical sensibility can interact within the world of abstraction. In recent work he has been focusing on how the rural landscape of Cumbria can provide a set of visual motifs to respond to within his paintings, connecting the dramatic scenery of the area with the language of abstraction.
Hamish has been based in Cumbria since Spring 2015. Prior to this he lived in London where in 2013 he graduated from the MA Fine Art programme at Chelsea College of Art and Design. Recent exhibitions include ‘Striking Out’ High Sykeside, Grasmere, September 2015 and ‘There’s always space to move’ Curators Coffee Gallery, London, February 2015. During March/April this year he took part in a two-person residency at the Merz Barn, Langdale, creating new paintings in response to the location.
Hamish will be showing a selection of paintings on canvas and framed works on paper at Sprint Mill during C-Art 2016.