Mixed media artist Brandon Dempsey joins the gallery this July, with his work featuring in our annual Best Of Scottish Art Schools Show 2020.

Current Artist Statement

“Using paint, pastel and collage, I Intentionally weave thoughts and conversations amongst crudely drawn imagery. Depicting the destructive ethos of graffiti and post-punk, from my application of paint to the choice of material. Painting over boards and found objects interpreted as less sacred like household furniture.

I am interested in developing my visual vocabulary, appropriating imagery from punk fanzines, slam skateboarding magazines, matchbook boxes to yogurt cartons. Remixing references from residual marks left after graffiti removal, street signage, architectural motifs and counterculture artists like Raymond Pettibon, Jamie Reid and Wes Wilson.

Working primarily in paint, I create accumulative neo-expressionist scenes with an aim to capture angst and mess. Embracing mistakes and imperfection to communicate a feeling over aesthetic values”.

Dempsey graduated from DJCAD with a BA(Hons) Fine Art, 2020.