Information on Practice, Process and Inspiration
Euan was born in Glasgow and brought up in Ayrshire. He lives and works in London, working mainly in woodcut and linocut but has an experimental edge, often using materials such as leather and rubber to develop unique monoprinting styles.
Current prints are a response to a crisis of collective and individual identity, picking at the fabric of individuality, deconstructing through experiments in form and composition to a state of anonymity.
The figure is a symbol of identity that is both unique to the individual and common to all, constantly moving between separation and communion. Inspired by the weaving process and the work of Anni Albers and Bridget Riley, the linocut plates are registered with surgical precision and layered, creating a sense of movement between line and negative space, echoing the industrial rhythm of a loom.
A graduate of Edinburgh College of Art and the University of Brighton, Euan has exhibited widely, from the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition to the Awagami Print Exhibition in Japan. His work is held in collections at the V&A, Fabriano Museum and the Wellcome Collection.
Where Are We Now?
NoFormat Gallery, Casting House, Moulding Lane, Deptford SE14 6BN
Monday 12th July – Sunday 18th July
12-6pm daily, other times by appointment
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