Portlethen student’s work exhibited

Nathan's work went on display last week
Nathan's work went on display last week

A Portlethen art student has seen his work go on display as part of a new exhibition at Gray’s School of Art which finishes on Friday.

Nathan Garden (24), who is about to complete a Masters in Contextualised Practice at the art school, has seen his project unveiled as part of the ‘C³: Collaborative Contextual Conversations’ exhibition which showcases a range of work by current full- and part-time Masters students.

Nathan, who studied English and Art History at the University of Aberdeen as his undergraduate degree, said he had always been interested in the more practical side of art. and has created a narrative about a brief period in the life of a fictitious comedian. This narrative, however, is told in a variety of mediums.

“Originally, I was just going to create a comic but I realised that exhibiting comic art could be a pretty stale experience for the viewer,” Nathan explained.

“Consequently, I decided to split up the comic into different mediums to make the experience more dynamic. If I can do this and still convey the story successfully, then I’ll be happy with that.”

He added: “Before doing the course, I didn’t really have a practical art background, although I did have Higher Art and had done night classes while I was at university. I’ve always known I could draw and I had been a part of other creative projects, so I knew I could do this.

“I’m looking forward to the exhibition, it will be nice to see if it has come together in the way that I wanted it to.”

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