Approved: 16.08.2006

Will Datson

Artist

Approved: 16.08.2006

I am drawn to artistic variety, having produced digital art, paintings, animation, books and electronic music. I prefer to use materials in a spontaneous way and enjoy bringing diverse media together. Although interested in science and technology, I am equally fascinated by what we don't know, uncertainty, and how we absorb ideas, facts and fictions as impressionable beings. These themes are sometimes

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  • Location: Scottish Borders, Scotland
 

Biography

I am drawn to artistic variety, having produced digital art, paintings, animation, books and electronic music. I prefer to use materials in a spontaneous way and enjoy bringing diverse media together. Although interested in science and technology, I am equally fascinated by what we don't know, uncertainty, and how we absorb ideas, facts and fictions as impressionable beings. These themes are sometimes evident in my projects but also motivate me in a less conscious way. I am not particularly concerned if this is interpreted intellectually by the viewer as I am more inclined to focus on conveying subtle feeling and visual harmony than any overt message or agenda. My current project is called The Head and the Array, using the human head as a universal shape around which I can explore materials, colour and abstraction. I am working with digital print, drawing and painting, experimenting with the computer as both a sketching tool and as a way to create a pattern from a grid of repetitive images with minor variations.

CV & Education

Solo exhibitions 1995 - Wren At St James, London 1994 - Queens Hall, Edinburgh Group exhibitions 2011 - FernFelix Art Event, Online, n/a 2011 - Group Show, The Brick Lane Gallery, London 2010 - Art Net Work, Merchant City Festival, The Briggait, Glasgow 2010 - Open Studio/Exhibition, The Briggait, Glasgow 2009 - Open Studio/Exhibition, Napiershall Centre, Glasgow 1997 - Summer Exhibition, Martin Tinney Gallery, Cardiff 1995 - DeiĆ , Mallorca, Arts Centre, Aberystwyth Other 2011 - Open Studios, The Briggait, Glasgow