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Submission to Gallery Zero – Madrid 27 February-2 March, 2019


I grew up in Edinburgh surrounded by artists but chose to study Engineering in England where I hung around with students from the Art Department while at university.

Before coming to the US to join family, I lived in South Africa for a period of years which has influenced me in ways that are not readily apparent in nost of my art works. I think the profundity of influence is due to the particular light that fills the landscapes of that part of the world. There is, too, a deeply felt sense of being connected to the world and to the soil upon which we stand and live. I suspect that the political situation of the time made me aware of power abused to subjugate others and to deny the Bantu their freedom. And yet Apartheid allowed me to take the freedom to move across the social barriers of the time to mix with the great variety of peoples and cultures that comprise South Africa.

Despite a career devoted to Engineering, the drive to pursue the arts as fully as possible has endowed me with a vast knowledge derived from a lifetime of the study of all art forms across the history of art and of all the developments that led to what we call Western Civilization. A vocabulary emerges which satisfies one’s inclinations and yet provides a freedom to work without being inhibited by what otherwise might be constraining.

As an artist, I am deeply influenced by American Abstract Expressionism, a product, no doubt, of a deeply felt spirituality.

Education

Masters in Fine Arts, University of Houston, Houston, Texas
Bachelor of Science, University of Loughborough

Shows

22 – 25 March 2018 Exhibited The Other Art Fair, Victoria House, Southampton Row,London, UK

26 January – 9 March 2018, Exhibited Scottish Society of Artists Open 2018, Upper Galleries, Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh, Scotland

5 January – 4 February 2018, Exhibiting Artist DHG Award 2018, Donut Hole Gallery,Tokyo, Japan

6 – 12 December 2017, Exhibited 24th Seoul International Art Festival: Chosunilbo Museum, Seoul, Korea

December 5 – 12, 2017, Exhibited Abstract Exhibition, The Donut Hole Gallery, Tokyo, Japan

9 December 2017 – 3 February 2018, Exhibited NOD TO MOD Dab Art H Gallery, Ventura, California, USA

9 – 12 November 2017, Exhibited The Other Art Fair, Brooklyn Expo, Brooklyn, New York, USA

19 October 2017 – 7 January 2018, Solo show, BB1Classics Upper Gallery. Uptown Park, Post Oak, Houston, Texas, USA

Malcolm D B Munro
Tuesday 5 February, 2019

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