Alastair Tatton

Website: http://www.eyemusic-artworks.co.uk

Email: alastair_tatton@btinternet.com

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haughty Amazon with bonnet - 2012 - mixed media / digital pigment print edition - 365 x 580 mm

pausing, perched, again - 2011 - mixed media / digital pigment print edition - 365 x 580 mm

a reincarnation of a prophet’s wife - 2009 - mixed media / digital pigment print edition - 405 x 580 mm

a beatific coquette - 2009 - mixed media / digital pigment print edition - 405 x 580 mm

a thwarted connoisseur - 2009 - mixed media / digital pigment print edition - 405 x 580 mm

a worried temptress - 2012 - mixed media / digital pigment print - 405 x 580 mm


Statement

Artworks should show truths about life, and should enrich life by their presence as objects of contemplation. Both of these purposes are achievable only through composition. Although composition can be defined as simply an interaction of elements contrived for effect, some compositions can exert a power far greater than the sum of their parts. That power seems to derive from the interaction of elements constituting a state of “completeness”, and that seems to be the one characteristic essential for a composition to prove inexhaustibly rewarding over time. That test of time is the only sure measure of the worth of any artwork, so my principal objective in making artworks has always been to achieve compositional completeness. That objective has proven to be extremely elusive, in my own experience, as it appears to have always been for most others, and that elusiveness is, I think, the clearest possible confirmation of its value.

Although my compositions occasionally incorporate elements of writing and sound, I mainly use colour interactions between drawn and painted marks. I do so because I find there to be incomparably expressive beauty inherent in such marks, and incomparable evocative power in colour interactions. Over recent years, my compositions have tended to be depictions of people, or about people, and I’ve been increasingly using digital media as a means of extending the compositional possibilities of painting and collage.

Biography

Graduate of Gray’s School of Art, Aberdeen
1977 - Diploma in Art
1978 - Post Graduate Diploma in Drawing & Painting (Highly Commended)

Currently based in Edinburgh


Further information and CV are available at www.eyemusic-artworks.co.uk