Graham Govan

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Mr Graham Govan

Profile Graham Govan (b. 1950), studied Fine Art Photography at Glasgow School of Art under Thomas Joshua Cooper, graduating in 2000. A member of Glasgow Print Studio and the Glasgow Group artists cooperative, Graham works with photography, digital media and printmaking to create still life, documentary and abstract works that feature the use of available light and contain a strong element of chance in their composition. In 2001, he was awarded a Scottish Arts Council grant to study printmaking at Dundee Contemporary Arts Print Studio. Graham has exhibited individually and in group shows. These have included: Newbery Gallery, Glasgow (2000), DCA Gallery, Dundee (2002), R. K. Burke Gallery, London (2002), Glasgow Art Fair (2004), Arteries Gallery, Glasgow (2005), Glasgow City Halls (2006), Bridge View Gallery, Aberdeen (2007), Tron Theatre, Glasgow (2008), Glasgow Royal Concert Hall (2007 & 2008), Buy Art Fair, Manchester (2009). His work is featured in various private collections throughout the UK and in Portfolio, Catalogue of Contemporary Photography. About the Work Having studied art briefly in the early 1970's, I took up photography after receiving a camera as a gift. On processing and printing my first film, I realised instinctively this was the medium through which I would channel my creative energies. What started as a hobby has become a way of life. Establishing a distinctive style of work, or completing a particular project in any creative field is an achievement in itself, but the real challenge, I feel, is to continually develop your vision by experimenting with new ideas and working methods. This is what drives me forward and keeps me interested in this fascinating medium. Working with traditional film cameras and available light, my negatives are scanned, at high resolution into digital files and then output onto archival quality photographic and fine art papers. "Mysteries lie all around us, even in the most familiar things, waiting only to be perceived." - Wynn Bullock

Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom
t. 0141 423 7044

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