AboutGlasgow based painter Andrew Cranston stages real and imaginary scenarios that often unsettle and unnerve. His work explores architectural space as a catalyst for images, elaborating on situations experienced directly or found in cinema, theatre and literature.
Painting is illusory, a way of lying, and Cranston's work affirms a belief in painting as a real kind of fiction. This premise offers the notion too that a painter could be like a writer and explore feelings, thoughts, scenarios and characters rhetorically; that none of them might be about him, though some might beâ¦
Space itself might be the main character here, and the canvas acts as another kind of interior, an analogous spatial box which has its own perimeters: walls, floors, ceilingsâ¦