Grey Surface
© Kenneth Dingwall

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Grey Surface Dated 1979
  • Scottish Art
As the artist commented, ‘Grey Surface’ was part of a series of paintings which “at this time endeavoured to make a dense or thin monochrome grey field active through the build up and handling of the paint surface. These paintings were made in a period when a marriage ended and my father died. Whether they succeed or not the paintings were intended as a metaphor for the ravages of the time. The painting was an act of building up layers of paint to hide, or protect, covering over what was there before, developing a protective skin through repetitive paint motions, in a camouflage grey, trying to find an order out of very little.”

Glossary Open


An image made with a single colour.



  • Acc. No. GMA 2135
  • Medium Acrylic on canvas
  • Size 160.00 x 213.50 cm
  • Credit Purchased 1980