10th Jul, 2022 12:00

The Scottish Contemporary Art Auction

  Lot 57


oil on canvas, signed verso
image size 153cm x 178cm, overall size 169cm x 194cm
Note: After graduating from Glasgow School of Art in 1993, Wilcox continues to prosper as a painter based in Glasgow. He exhibits regularly in solo shows and group exhibitions throughout the UK and Europe. Recent work depicts people and events experienced in public spaces around the city. These paintings show figures engaged in ambiguous actions in half-remembered spaces. The situations and scenes have lodged in the memory due to some resonance or poignancy that can't quite be dismissed. The resulting paintings are partly an attempt to balance a sense of stillness with a sense of movement; a tension that hopefully generates a heightened feeling of the strangeness of everyday life and those around us. Graeme has collaborated on a number of multimedia projects with Mischief-la-bas-performance group and with other artists, culminating in projects at the Arches and Tramway in Glasgow and the Albany Theatre in London. He has also organised two large scale mural projects in collaboration with the East End Community Arts for Glasgow Health Board and devised and ran "Face to Face" photography project in Glasgow. This Arts Council funded project culminated in a temporary public artwork at the East End Festival in Glasgow. In 2011 he completed a prestigious portrait commission for the newly opened Conway Hall in London. Graeme's work is held in private collections in Europe, the USA and Canada and in public collections in Petrezovodsk, Russia and the Gulf State of Qatar. He is also held in the Corporate Collection of the Royal Bank of Scotland, Edinburgh. A recent example of Graeme Wilcox's work to be offered in our auctions was "On the Same Page" (a 112 x 102 cm oil on canvas) which was sold in The Scottish Contemporary Art Auction of 28th March 2021, lot 722 for £5000 (hammer). "Dancing Bug" is by some distance the largest work by Graeme Wilcox to be offered at auction anywhere.


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Sold for £3,800
Estimated at £2,000 - £4,000

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Condition is good overall, with no visible signs of restoration, damage, or known issues. 

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