Exhibition of drawings
The latest Works Gordon Picken actually show scenes of absence; lost history, places and memories. Until now his focus has been urban landscapes where human presence could be hinted yet lacks. His most recent works are inspired by scenes known an important to him, and human figure is reintroduced as a witness of the lost history, places, and memories.
In these drawings, the landscape is a storehouse of symbolic space and time where people are engaged, they rework, distinguish themselves and compete among themselves.
The artist explores the sense of dislocation and loss which people feel when their environment starts changing. He is interested in the way in which a man finds a meaning in the environment, accepts changes in it and how he memorizes them.
Gordon Piken studied at Glasgow Art School from 1982 to 1986. He has exhibited at numerous endorsed group and individual exhibitions both in UK and abroad.
He currently works on the realization of individual exhibitions which will open a new creative center Fire Station in Dunfermline (Scotland, UK) as well as co-organizer of the project Tracing - Spurensuche" (Copying) the joint project of Scottish and German artists to the topic of the Roman wall.