Colin Gordon


About This Collection

At the end of the nineties I took a lot of photographs around the west end of Glasgow. The plan was to create a series of pictures; a kind of portrait of this part of the city. A few initial sketches were done, but teaching commitments at the time overtook and this project never materialised. These images were made two years ago using the same photos, but with a different aim in mind. This time, I was interested in combining the actuality of the photographs with the shape of the picture surface. Some of these paintings, like many in the COLOURMUSIC series, were painted in the frame.