Iain Faulkner

Iain Faulkner was born in Glasgow in 1973 where he was raised and educated. He graduated from Glasgow School of Art in 1996 with a BA (Honours) Degree in Fine Art. From the onset of his professional career, the fashionable and trendy routes of contemporary and conceptual art, adopted by many of his peers, was not an option. He chose instead to follow the more difficult and demanding path of figurative painting wherein clear, concise yardsticks of competence, draughtsmanship and painterly skills can be measured and judged, warts and all.

At the age of twenty-nine, the result of his endeavours during his relatively short career has brought a considerable measure of success with his last four shows in London and New York selling out which is clearly indicative of the public's appreciation and interest in his work.

Faulkner's paintings are concerned with the portrayal of strong and powerful images relying on visual impact as there is rarely any narrative. They are about capturing calm and contemplative moments, intimate exchanges, solitude, sometimes melancholy, heightened in their resonance by the use of chiaroscuro.

Faulkner's use of this technique gives a stark contrast between the light source and the often dark tonality found in his paintings. There is a stillness in the everyday themes which conveys a sense of inner-reflection. This is accentuated by the formality of his young self-engrossed characters and emphasised by the light and shadows reinforcing their emotional detachment.

His charcoal drawings, included for the first time in a Faulkner show, are testament to his draughtsmanship; his awareness and acknowledgement of the prime importance of drawing and control of tone and to the peeling back of layers of paint thus revealing an insight into his creative process.

Signed Limited Edition of 195
Image size 710mm x 430mm
Mounted size 930 x 670mm
SOLD OUT EDITION (No.6 available)
£ 650 mounted and framed

"Contemplating Return"
Signed limited edition of 150 
Image size 575 x 430mm
Mounted size 795 x 670mm
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£595 mounted and framed

Signed limited edition of 195(low stock)
Image size 590 x 590mm
Mounted size 810 x 830mm
£675 mounted and framed

Signed limited edition print of 150 (v low stock)
Image size 430mm x 430mm
Mounted size 640 x 660mm
£349 mounted

"Library I"
Signed limited edition of 195 
Image size 510 x 510mm
Framed size 860 x 880mm
SOLD OUT EDITION- (No.8 available)
£ 625 mounted and framed

Signed Limited Edition of 195 
Image size 575 x 430mm
Mounted size 795 x 670mm
£ 685  Artist's Proof available very rare No .12 of 15