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Tony Swain (Northern Irish, born 1967)
Tony Swain’s paintings use abstract and figurative elements to create landscapes which are surreal but familiar. After choosing to paint on newspaper for economic reasons, Swain began to allow sections of the page to show through the paint, using the printed material as a starting point for his work. Taking inspiration from colours, shapes or patterns he finds on the newsprint, Swain is led to create the painting as he goes along, instead of beginning with a fixed idea. He prefers to use The Guardian newspaper, due to the high quality of its photographic images. Swain was born in Lisburn, Northern Ireland. He studied in Liverpool and at the Glasgow School of Art, and currently lives and works in Glasgow.