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Cate Inglis is a Scottish painter and printmaker and the 2013 winner of the RGI Armour Award for Landscape Painting of Distinction. The recipient of two awards whilst attending Glasgow School of Art, since graduating she exhibits regularly in both solo and group exhibitions. She works from her home-studio in the West End of Glasgow surrounded by post-industrial inspiration. Of her work she says "My practice is concerned with the layers and structure of the urban landscape: the transience of the built environment in a relentless process of growth and change. Anonymous yet familiar, I focus on the mundane city streets...the overlooked and unnoticed details in a patchwork of grand houses, industrial wastelands, concrete offices and glittering new flats that fill the streets of our cities. I am drawn in by the illusion of permanence that we create for ourselves and the fragile nature of the recognisable city in a time of accelerating change. The surfaces of my paintings echo the structure of these complex layers. By constructing and peeling back layers of paper, I create delicately textured surfaces on which to paint, print and draw. The paper layers act as a metaphor for how thin and temporary everything we build ultimately is."
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