Meet the artist
Duncans work looks at first to appropriate a corporate language of bubble diagrams, organisation charts and logos, throws in a wry comment on the meaning of art, some bold, hard-working graphic design, then a visual soundtrack to some abstract Japanese pop and so on, through infinite permutations of figures, circles and rectangles in an equally diverse range of formats, enamel badges, flags, murals, even furniture and performance works.
Their meaning can be as ambiguous as an orange circle, but thats the point - they are bright and playful, rather than tied dogmatically to a canvas or overburdened with explanatory notes. They stand up for themselves as compelling pieces with equally arresting titles such as <mechanism to redeem bad choices>, <we will pass through barriers as if they were the medium of our success> or <this work of art about some clever ideas about this work of art>. As he describes his broad approach, he explains he is <interested in making art that pertains to an expansive, confident and optimistic cultural outlook.> These are positive compositions to <interest, impassion or amuse>.
- 23/10/07 Alasdair Duncan Joins ArtLab