Its in these spaces they host invited artists and have steadily produced one of the most exciting cultural offerings in the North East. From the playful Pester & Rossi (check it here) to the downright madness of Robbie Hamilton (watch the video here) GHAT have been adding value to the everyday lives of people in hospital, whether they know it or not! And a s a regular visitor, thankfully not always for health reasons, the last show by Kyle Noble was an absolute feast for the eyes! Taking its que from mythological art from the East and full of details, each painting becomes so much more than the sum of its parts. Also the process behind the artworks reveals more than just a superficial nod to Eastern ideals.
"In his paintings, Kyle experiments with medium and mark making in an effort to describe the strong impressions that his research and experiences have made upon him. They describe an idealised landscape full of supernatural distortions, shamanism, stone circles, archaic forests, gnarled trees and views of a distant sacred mountain. I create these visions through a unique blend of media; utilising turbulent layers of industrial varnish, jewel like painted details, ancient Chinese pigments of Malachite and Lapis Lazuli, holographic gels and a high embellishment of detailed drawing."
Sadly the show is finished but I managed to get some snaps of the work below. A truly stunning offering from GHAT and another one to add to the long list of shows which have helped turned a non descript stairwell and corridor into one of the most exciting gallery spaces, certainly in the North East if not Scotland! Thanks as always to the GHAT team for their continued efforts.