Iain Faulkner

23 April - 17 May 2020

The atmospheric works of Scottish painter Iain Faulkner feature a lone protagonist. Dressed uniformly in white shirt, black suit trousers and leather shoes, we see him paused between activities at a moment of reflection, pre-occupation or self-absorption. These scenes highlight moments of withdrawal and consolidation, where the subject turns inward. He appears rootless and world-weary, in transit in a hotel or at the wheel of a car or motor-boat. The images imply a sense of a nomadic existence. The fact that his face is obscured or turned away, allows us to see this figure as an everyman, a player both familiar and universal.