28th Mar, 2024 10:00

The Scottish Contemporary Art Auction

  Lot 76


watercolour and pen on paper, signed and dated 2006, titled label verso
mounted, framed and under glass

image size 21cm x 14cm, overall size 39cm x 33cm

Label verso: The Open Eye Gallery, Edinburgh
Note: Adrian Wiszniewski creates work characterised by a strong drawing element and fertile imagination. Populated with contemplative figures set in vividly coloured Arcadian landscapes, his paintings are rich with symbolic, political and philosophical depths. Adrian Wiszniewski (pronounced Vishnevski) was born in Glasgow in 1958 and studied architecture at The Mackintosh School of Architecture in Glasgow 1975–79; then trained at Glasgow School of Art, 1979–83. Wiszniewski is one of the leading members of
the New Glasgow Boys responsible for the revival and resurgence of figurative painting under the tutelage of Sandy Moffat OBE; a group of artists that included Steven Campbell, Ken Currie and Peter Howson. His multiple awards include the Haldane Trust Award in 1982, the David Cargill Scholarship in 1983, the Mark Rothko Memorial Award in 1984, the I.C.C.F. Best Design Award New York in 1993 and the Lord Provost Gold Medal from City of Glasgow in 1999. His work can be found in many international public collections including The Gallery of Modern Art in New York, The Metropolitan Museum, New York, The Setagaya Museum, Tokyo, Japan, The Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art, Edinburgh, Tate Britain, London and The Victoria and Albert Museum, London. Wiszniewski has had numerous major solo exhibitions over many years including in London, Sydney, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Ghent and Tokyo.


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