For over twenty years Graeme Todd has systematically explored the spatial construction of paintings and their material properties. His subject matter is drawn from various sources – including tourist photography, art history, and the landscapes surrounding where he lives and works – but landscape for Todd is a place of the imagination, not somewhere that you can actually go. His paintings combine motifs that refer to actual geographies and histories with a more personal and surreal calligraphy. Todd’s animated mark-making merges with the chance effects of the materials that he uses – including acrylic paints, ink pens and varnishes – to create sensual, hallucinatory surfaces that explore painting’s illusionistic potential.
Graeme Todd is represented by Andrew Mummery.
Eagle Gallery Associated Artist