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ALEX GOUGH
JULIA HAMILTON
LYA NAGADO
OSITA NWANKWO
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TAMSIN RELLY
GORO MASAMI SHIMANO
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Alex Gough is a painter born in 1981. He completed his Foundation studies at Chelsea College of Art in 2002 and BA Hons Painting at Camberwell College of Art in 2005. He was a resident artist at Center for Recent Drawing from 2009- 2011 and has exhibited in the UK, Finland and the USA.

I am deeply influenced by phenomenological, sensational events: the Aurora Borealis, intense twilight and dangerously cold temperatures within the Arctic forests of Lapland during midwinter. During these solitary moments, amongst Wilderness, I experience a heightened awareness, of existence. I attempt to bring together, within my painting, two separate experiences: one is in nature, and one is in paint. The relation between the two is not of ‘duplication’ but what I refer to as ‘equivalence’. These experiences are bound with a sense of openness of being that is experienced in these encounters with Wilderness, to create a Wilderness in paint.



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