Ross Fulton

Artist Statement

My work is concerned with drawing attention to things not always considered typical art subjects.  In particular I am drawn to objects or places that have pattern or beauty because of functional design as opposed to any deliberate aesthetic choice.  During our recent lockdowns the importance of finding interest within our local spaces has become more important than ever.

It is important to me that my work shows the beauty of the subject merely by presenting it as it is rather than heightening or exaggerating for artistic or dramatic effect.

I want to make images that have a quietness and stillness to them that many of the images competing for our attention in daily life lack.

Among many others my influences include the painters Edward Hopper, Charles Oppenheimer and George Shaw and photographers Edward Burtynsky and Thomas Demand.  I also consider amateur and documentary photography to be extremely influential on my work.

Biography

I was born and raised in Inverness before undertaking a degree in Drawing and Painting at Grays School of Art in Aberdeen.  I graduated with an honours degree in 2001 before returning to undertake a Masters in Fine art in 2003.  During my M.A I became interested in education and completed a P.G.C.E in secondary art at the University of Exeter in 2004.  I am currently living and working in Kirkcudbright in Dumfries and Galloway.

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