1985 · United Kingdom
A review of artist Stuart Lorimer’s work reveals a variety of curious spaces defined through bold contours and rich colors. Leaving no clear answers to the puzzles his works create, Lorimer asks his audience to solve each compositional riddle.
The culmination of this search is often the realization that no resolution exists: the meaning of the elements combined in many of Lorimer’s works are not necessarily there to be clearly deciphered but rather serve as individual points at which one can examine Lorimer’s process. They also can be seen as an entry point into the psyche of the artist himself, as if each composition is a snapshot of a dream (or nightmare) once experienced by the artist.
Born in Glasgow, Scotland, in 1985, Lorimer earned his BA from the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design at the University of Dundee in 2008. He subsequently completed an MFA in Painting at the Tyler School of Art, Temple University in 2011. Today, Lorimer is based in New York and since graduation has enjoyed the receipt of numerous awards, including a Vermont Studio Centre Artist Grant in 2014. He has also been an active exhibitor of his work. Recent showcases include those at Lyles and King in New York (2018) and Embajada in San Juan, Puerto Rico (2019).