Belgrave St Ives - Modern & Contemporary Art
Joyce Cairns - Untitled (Kaug Turm)

Joyce Cairns (b.1947)

Untitled (Kaug Turm) c1980

Oil on paper laid on board; 95 x 64 cms

Inscribed on reverse: 'For Carlton Terrace Appeal Committee - To Be Photographed'

Another example of a powerful figurative painting by a Scottish artist coming to prominence in the 1980s. The reality of the artist's experience forms the subject of the painting whereby the intense narrative portrayed comes into play through a formal structure of pictorial division and rhythm. The painting plays out a complex emotional drama that makes the viewer search for meaning.