We are delighted to present Transience, a new body of work by Duncan Shanks in his twelfth exhibition at The Scottish Gallery.
My subject is nature and the Transience of Nature. To find that which endures in that which fades. To paint not just the objects, not just the tree, the flower, the cloud and the bird, but how they move and change in time.
Recording this constant change, day after day, year after year, has determined my approach to painting, forcing me to find methods and procedures to deal with the dichotomy between the transient and the permanent. In my enclosed, riverside garden, I watch and note the continual cycle of loss and renewal.
Duncan Shanks, 2019
Moonlight and Moths View details
Moonlight and Mothsacrylic on paperH:122cm W:152cmSoldSunset Glow View details
Sunset Glowacrylic on paperH:57cm W:57cm£4,500Dark River View details
Dark Riveracrylic on paperH:57cm W:57cm£4,500Last Berries View details
Last Berriesacrylic on paperH:122cm W:136cm£12,500Twa Corbies View details
Twa Corbiesacrylic on paperH:56cm W:55cm£4,450Flowers for the Bees View details
Flowers for the Beesacrylic on paperH:55cm W:64.5cmSoldBlack Bull View details
Black Bullacrylic on paperH:41cm W:41.5cmSoldRage Against the Dying of the Light View details
Rage Against the Dying of the Lightacrylic on paperH:76cm W:56cm£5,250Bones of Man and Beast View details