Saturday, September 26, 2015

Kevin Low - Digital Painter

Kevin Low was born in Forfar, Scotland. He grew up around the isolated cottages and hamlets of the unusual triangle marked out by the small sandstone towns of Brechin, Montrose and Forfar. This is something he says, ‘that’s left a not unwelcome scar on my psyche.’
The Thief
He studied photography at Edinburgh’s Napier University, before spending several years working as a theatre photographer, producing images for many companies including Scottish Opera, Scottish Ballet, Tramway and the Traverse Theatre.
Nature's Game
Kevin primarily uses the relatively new digital medium to ‘paint’ his narrative creations. It adapts traditional painting media and applies the pigment to traditional papers or canvas by means of computer software.

As a technique, it refers to a computer graphics software program that uses a virtual canvas and virtual painting box of brushes, colours and other supplies. The virtual box contains many instruments that do not exist outside the computer, and which give a digital artwork a different look and feel from an artwork that is made the traditional way. Kevin characteristically creates his work in editions of 7 or 10 and no more.


The Infantry Captain

The medium though is secondary to the layered worlds of character-laden detail and imagery. At first glance, everything seems picturesque. There are flowers, butterflies, birds that populate the blue skies. But look closer and all is not what it seems. These paintings are full of intense imagery often autobiographical in nature. Each painting is filled with a compelling narrative. This is storytelling at its most intriguing and mischievous.

Kevin’s work is gaining in recognition. He was the first artist to show digital work at The Glasgow Art Club. He won The Glasgow Art Club Prize at the SSA open show at the Gallery in Edinburgh in 2014 and The Art Exposure Prize at the RGI  in 2012.


We are delighted to be exhibiting Kevin's work alongside the oil painter Cathy Campbell.

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