David Rae is an artist living and working in Scotland. Graduating from Grays School of Art in 2017 with first class honours he most notably exhibited in the RSA New Contemporaries and the 2019 RA Summer Show. his work is in many private collections. The locations forming the basis for his work are mainly those that featured in my his childhood, places he’s frequently visited or those that are re-imagined. Capturing a sense of place is an important aspect to each piece; alluding to an atmosphere in which he explores the presence of absence. The objects that populate each space suggest human interaction.
Within the paintings he likes 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.