Stewart Bremner

Website: http://www.stewartbremner.co.uk

Email: a@a.a

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Below the surface, mixed media on panel, 30x30cm

The might is all, mixed media on panel, 30x30cm

When we float, mixed media on panel, 60x60cm

Desire is a dark continent, mixed media on panel, 30x30cm

We are nomads (with Megan Chapman), mixed media on panel, 30x30cm

We took the quiet roads (with Megan Chapman), mixed media on canvas, 67x100cm


Statement

My work takes an autobiographical approach to abstraction. I begin each of my paintings with the intent of representing the emotions and thoughts particular to a specific moment of my life. These emotions and thoughts are expressed through the use of a variety of materials and by using a limited colour palette. Once the initial marks have been made, I then allow my movements and materials to dictate the ebb and flow of each piece.

Music plays a very important role in the creation of my work. While I use its volume as a barrier to outside influences, its content serves a much different purpose. I choose a soundtrack for each painting session to provide both momentum and inspiration, as well as to echo or amplify the emotional content I seeks to produce. The rhythm of the music means that I am is rarely still while I paint.

Biography

Stewart Bremner was born in Edinburgh, where he trained as an illustrator and designer. He has shown his work over the past nine years in galleries in Scotland, England and the United States. His work has appeared in several publications and is held in private collections, both nationally and internationally.

Selected solo and featured exhibitions
• A place called home (with Megan Chapman) – Arts Center of the Ozarks, Springdale, Arkansas, USA, July 2012
• Worlds apart (with Kevin Low) – Union Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, April 2012
• I thought I would find you here (with Megan Chapman) – Northwest Arkansas Community College, Bentonville, Arkansas, USA, March 2012
• Fading glories – Fayetteville Underground, Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA, November 2011
• Hidden messages – Fayetteville Underground, Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA, October 2011
• Iteration/span (with Craig Munro) – Fayetteville Underground, Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA, May 2011


Selected group exhibitions
• Natural Selection – 110 Church Gallery, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, March 2013
• SSA Annual Open Exhibition – Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, Scotland, March 2013
• It’s the little things – Union Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, January 2013
• RSA open exhibition – Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, Scotland, December 2012 – January 2013
• East Prospect exhibition – East Prospect, Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA, June 2012
• Winter wonderland – Union Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, December 2011
• Art for the holidays III – Fayetteville Underground, Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA, December 2011
• 9th Annual 5x5 – Arts Center of the Ozarks, Springdale, Arkansas, USA, October 2011
• Selected works – Found Gallery, Dunbar, Scotland, September 2011
• Now we are two – Union Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, June 2011
• Selected works – Fayetteville Underground, Fayetteville, Arkansas, USA, May 2011
• 5x5 – Tulsa Artists’ Collective, Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA, May 2011
• Festival! – Union Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, August 2009
• Opening exhibition – Union Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland, June 2009

CV

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