Born 1967, Liverpool
Blaise Drummond studied Philosophy and Classical Art at Edinburgh University (1985-89), Fine Art and History of Art at the National College of Art and Design Dublin (1990-94) and Fine Art at Chelsea College of Art (1997-98). He is now living and working in Ireland.
Drummond’s paintings and print works have a clean, spare aesthetic with images seeming to float in white space, modernist architecture and elements of the natural world predominating. He acknowledges the inspiration of architects such as Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, Alvar Alto and Richard Neutra as well as the writings of Henry Thoreau, the American poet and philosopher, author of Walden which extolled the virtues of the simple life in natural environments.
Drummond’s harmonious arrangements of iconic modern buildings with trees and other features of nature seem to express an idealistic yearning for beauty and the perfect lifestyle or, on the other hand, to highlight unease about growing tension between present day civilisation and nature.
His lyrical work has earned Drummond a wide following and he has exhibited extensively in the UK and Ireland and throughout continental Europe.
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