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David Rae

Artist Biography

David Rae is a painter born in Dumfries in South West Scotland. He studied at Grays School of Art from 2013 – 2017 graduating with first class honours.

Capturing a sense of place is an important aspect to each piece; alluding to an atmosphere in which I explore the presence of absence. The objects that populate each space suggest human interaction and are based on my wider interests, sport being a prime example.

Within the paintings I like to include subtle narratives creating an element of curiosity but not to an overpowering level, just enough to question the viewer’s judgement of what the work could be about. The title and compositional elements within the paintings will inevitably offer clues regarding each paintings subject.

Selected Exhibitions