Cosmic Dawn @ Fire Station Creative

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Cosmic Dawn
A term used by astronomers, ‘Cosmic Dawn’ relates to the moment, a few hundred million years after the Big Bang, when the first light was cast onto existence. This monumental change brought an end to a time of darkness, whilst laying the foundations for life.
This collection of drawings explores the the physical and psychological experience of life. It depicts the primary elements of the human condition; birth, consciousness and death.
Ian Moir (Fire Station Creative Curator) Interviews Artist, Jamie Irvine.
Where do you come from and where are you based now?
I grew up in Dunfermline. I have been based in Dundee and Glasgow over the years before returning to Dunfermline in 2013.
How did you develop an interest in art?
I honed my craft whilst at Queen Anne high school, usually in Maths or Science; the margins of my jotters were full of drawings inspired by H.R Giger. From there, I went on to study at Duncan of Jordanstone in Dundee and continue to create work solely and collaboratively.
What was your inspiration for this exhibition?
The title of my upcoming show at the Fire Station Creative is ‘Cosmic Dawn’. The work looks at experiences we share from birth to death and the profound moments in between. These drawings analyse what it is to be human.
Why did you chose to exhibit in Fire Station Creative?
Having the opportunity to exhibit in the town where I was raised is exciting. The Fire Station Creative boasts a dynamic visual calendar which I am honoured to be a part of.
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‘COSMIC DAWN’ AT FIRE STATION CREATIVE

Dunfermline artist, Jamie Irvine, is set to open his solo exhibition of drawings which “look at experiences we share from birth to death and the profound moments in between.” He says “These drawings analyse what it is to be human…..

….A term used by astronomers, ‘Cosmic Dawn’ relates to the moment, a few hundred million years after the Big Bang, when the first light was cast onto existence. This monumental change brought an end to a time of darkness, whilst laying the foundations for life.

This collection of drawings explores the physical and psychological experience of life. It depicts the primary elements of the human condition; birth, consciousness and death.”

Gallery curator, Ian Moir, said:

“Jamie has been on my radar for some time. I first saw his work, many years ago, in an exhibition at the Kingsgate Shopping Centre. It really stood out for both it’s unusual subject matter and fine craftsmanship. I haven’t seen too many artists in Scotland who are brave enough to present such bold, striking imagery. It’s actually quite unsettling but each drawing is so beautifully executed that it’s hard not to be seduced by them.” 

Jamie, who attended Queen Anne High School said:
 
“I honed my craft whilst at school, usually in Maths or Science; the margins of my jotters were full of drawings inspired by H.R Giger. From there, I went on to study at Duncan of Jordanstone in Dundee and continue to create work solely and collaboratively.”

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