Mairi Timoney is an artist living and working in Edinburgh. She studied painting at Edinburgh College of Art and at L’École Superieure Des Arts Decoratifs in Strasbourg, France. Since graduating Mairi has continued to make and exhibit work in both group and solo shows. She has shown work in The Whitechapel Gallery in London, The National Gallery of Modern Art and The Royal Scottish Academy in Edinburgh. She was awarded the Edinburgh University Barnson Bequest Award, The Artspace to Let Award and was featured as an emerging artist to invest in on Saatchi Art.
‘I am interested in collecting imagery and materials from various sources to piece together visuals which are aesthetically and compositionally engaging. I enjoy using the juxtaposition of different media to consider surface, space, pattern and colour whilst the overlaying imagery, both found and personal, allows me to explore my interest in place and narrative. The fragmented landscapes which appear in my work come from an attraction to unfamiliar surroundings, quiet landscapes, architecture and the lives and stories of the people that inhabit these spaces. I also use personal memories of places I have visited or experienced to generate ideas and form new pieces of work.’