Christopher Wood RSW
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Art Review, June 1999

Christopher Wood's paintings, featuring in his second solo show at the Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh this month, tread a narrow path between representation and abstraction - and in this case that doesn't constitute artbollocks. Inspired by the landscape around the artist's studio in East Lothian, many of the oil paintings appear at first sight to be compositions of pure colour; but a prolonged glance will reveal scenes of hills, fields and coastlines of surprising depth and form. This reflects the way in which they are created: Wood claims to "start off with paint and work [his] way back to nature". If you remain unconvinced, go to the gallery and see for yourself. The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh, 5th - 30th June 1999

Red Storm
Red Storm
Oil on Canvas
42 x 42 inches
107 x 107 cm