Eilidh Crumlish

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Eilidh Crumlish’s work is an observation of landscape, both urban and rural, agricultural and industrial. On the whole the paintings are based on the landscapes of Scotland and Catalonia, adopting a simplified method of representation and selective use of colour to imply a past imperfectly remembered, referring to a physically manipulated and theoretically romanticised landscape. Fragments of pattern from wallpaper, clothing and household textiles refer to the inevitable temporariness of a people’s connection to a place, the changing roles of territory as dictated by commerce, industry, war, the illusion of ownership of land and the movement of people. Crumlish works for the most part, with oil paint on canvas, and recently also on wood.

~ Eyestorm