3rd September – 28th October 2018
Thomas Cameron works with images of the seemingly ordinary, places and situations that are often overlooked due to their familiarity. Working with a wide range of reference materials and subjects, his recent paintings focus on interiors, urban scenes and botanics. For this exhibition Thomas has studied Aberdeen’s Winter Gardens. The Gardens lend themselves well to oil painting, with an array of colour, texture and subtle lighting. In these, a momentary glow of sunlight imbues the scenes with an unexpected grandeur and often surreal quality.
A keen sense of cinematic imagery informs Cameron’s approach, lending an element of mystery and intrigue, evoking the viewers, memories and imagination. The materiality of oil paint is an inherent aspect of the work; the tactile quality and versatility of the medium lends itself to subtle lighting effects and painterly realism, whilst maintaining abstraction. Cameron’s paintings demonstrate the balance between the controlled/spontaneous nature of oil paint, and the careful selection of imagery.
Cameron graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone in 2014. He staged staged his first solo exhibition at The Sutton Gallery in September 2015. His second solo show, ‘Dream Sequence’ ran throughout the 70th Edinburgh Festival, 2017. He has been awarded the Elizabeth Greenshields Award three times, being amongst fewer than 100 artists to do so since the awards inception in 1955.
All work is for sale and available to buy in The GHAT Shop.