This autumn we are pleased to present an exhibition of work by Academician Graeme Todd (1962 – 2022).
Born in Glasgow and brought up in Cumbernauld, Graeme moved to Dundee at the age of 17 to study painting at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art. He went on to secure a position as lecturer in Drawing and Painting at Edinburgh College of Art, where he became regarded as one of ECAs most inspirational painting tutors over the past thirty years.
Throughout his years of teaching, he continued to exhibit widely throughout the UK and abroad, with notable solo exhibitions at the Fruitmarket Gallery (Edinburgh), Kunsthaus Glarus (Switzerland), Oskaka Contemporary Art Centre (Japan) and Leeds Metropolitan.
Influenced by Japanese art and 19th-century Romanticism painting, Graeme painted in a spontaneous and intuitive manner, building up layers of marks in a variety of different materials. His compositions play with ideas of spatial awareness and the boundaries between real and imagined landscapes.
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