Alison Watt

hollow
Hollow, 2009

Alison Watt is a Scottish artist born 1965. She gained public attention after she won the National Portrait Gallery’s annual John Player award in 1987. In the late 80s and 90s she became known for her figurative paintings, typically female nudes. However her work has evolved from the human figure to paintings of drapery, illustrating folds in fabric in an almost abstract manner. Her paintings of fabric are of huge scale and explore the light and dark’s relationship with the texture of fabric. Her paintings seem almost animate, the folds of the fabric leading the eye and creating movement.

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Orion, 2014
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