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Signet Contemporary Art London

Colin Wilson

Born in Falkirk in 1988 and originally from Linlithgow, Colin Wilson now lives and works in Edinburgh. Graduating from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design in 2010, Wilson has been hailed as one to watch after being chosen to exhibit in the Royal Scottish Academy’s ‘New Contemporaries’ exhibition in 2011. Though he works primarily within the realm of photorealism, Colin carefully chooses subjects and compositions that push the boundaries of the style and redefine the parameters of contemporary still life. Demonstrating vision, mastery and dexterity well beyond his years, Colin is one of the most exciting young artists to emerge in the UK’s still life market in recent years.   In his years as an artist, he has explored multiple genres, including portraiture, collage and landscape painting—but it is still life that has captured and held his focus. Many of his still lifes explore the interaction of visual planes and the combination of two conflicting styles of painting: abstract and realism. It is this ability to so ingenuously transcend traditional techniques that has allowed Colin to establish such a distinctive, engaging style worthy of the 21st century. Artist Colin Wilson’s original work is now sought after by collectors throughout the world and, as well as at the Red Rag Gallery in the Stow on the Wold, he exhibits at a number of leading contemporary art galleries throughout the UK.
“Painting photo realism still lifes – with a contemporary twist – has always been my favourite subject matter. I am so delighted to see the response for my latest work. Some of my pieces really push the boundaries for this style of work, and the Edinburgh gin and tonic painting and raspberry fizz are great examples of my contemporary approach to this more traditional format and subject matter”. – Colin Wilson