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Scott Tetlow: Emerging Figures Exhibiton

Type:Art

The Whitaker, Haslingden Road, Rawtenstall, Lancashire, BB4 6RE

Tel: 01706 260785

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Scott Tetlow: Emerging Figures Exhibiton

Rochdale born Artist, Scott Tetlow, will be exhibiting his latest collection of work at the Whitaker Museum and Art Gallery launching with a private viewing on Friday 18th January at 7pm.

In this amazing exhibition Scott explores a new approach to his work, drawing on his studies of the great masters he previously focused on the figure before tending to the background. Here, following his passion, Scott has experimented on manipulating the background until something happens, letting the results unfold and the abstract dictating a figure within.  When asked about this collection, 'Emerging Figures', Scott says, "My goal is for the two, the abstract and the figure, to sit comfortably together, each part of the other. I invite the viewer to get up close, to spend time looking at the detail, to experience the interplay of abstraction and legibility for yourself".

When starting out as a painter Scott was obsessed with the works of Goya and Rembrandt, and the painters of the London School: Auerbach, Freud, Uglow and Bacon. Spending hours in galleries, observing their paintings from different viewpoints. He would stand very close to a picture, studying the ways in which the artist had physically applied the paint, working out which tools or implements had been used, assessing the viscosity of the paints and the speed and weight with which the marks had been applied. In being up close he could see the abstraction; viewing the painting on a minute and detailed level. He would then stand back, watching the transition as abstract marks transformed and cohered into readable figures.
Jackie Williams, Director at The Whitaker, says, "It is a tremendous honour to be able to exhibit Scott's work here at the Whitaker, we have been a fan of his work for many years and it is a great exhibition to commence our exciting new 2019 programme with."

Scott's journey as an artist has not been without its challenges, when in 2006 his much-loved studio burnt down, destroying a decade of his work. Taking a leave of absence from painting it was only in 2011 when Scott moved his family to Verona that he eventually picked up his brushes once again to paint the stunning architecture that eventually rekindled his passion. He returned to England, built a studio in his garden and hasn't stopped painting since.

Opening Times

Open (19 Jan 2019 - 10 Mar 2019)
DayTimes
Monday - Sunday10:00 - 17:00

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FREE ENTRY. Gallery open Wednesday to Friday.

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