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Mike Gough

Remember This Place

$ 250.00

acrylic on panel

6" x 6"

Mike Gough is a Newfoundland based artist who holds a BFA from Sir Wilfred Grenfell College and a MFA from Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design. At its core, Gough’s practice explores the volatile and elusive quality of memory through paint. In deciphering facts and feelings his painterly descriptions of the ‘truth’ become a blend of reality and idealism that feature vestiges of Newfoundland iconography. While the experience becomes dislocated, what remains constant is the seemingly never changing landscape. Gough has exhibited both nationally and internationally and was the recipient of the Laura Ciruls Painting Fund for 2020. His work appears in private, corporate and public collections in the United States, England and Canada including The Rooms Provincial Art Gallery, Humber College, The City of St. John’s, and Global Affairs Canada among others. He currently resides in St. John’s Newfoundland, Canada.

The paintings in this series explore the volatile and elusive quality of memory. They offer moments of solitude, opportunities for escape and the possibility for the viewer to lean on their own memories and their own experiences to create narratives within the images. Color blocking, simple lines, and nondescript shapes create a foundation influenced by the Newfoundland landscape and cultural iconography.