Duncan Mosley studied Painting at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design. Winner of the Chalmers Bursary at The Royal Scottish Academy and recipient of The Ian Eadie Painting Prize and shortlisted for The Young Scottish Artist of the Year.
Mosley has been commercially represented for 25 years by galleries in London and Europe and has an extensive international biography of exhibitions.
Mosley`s recent paintings do not evolve out of any particular meditation on a carefully or casually selected image. Nor are they a repeated return to an examination into the aura and unique object of painting. Rather, the subject and pictorial theme of his work questions how a continuing exchange of new technologies from corporation to end user shifts the permissions and participation in image making. Where a performance is instigated and expected. The critique being the urgency to amass spectatorship. Often the exigency to perform outrageous behaviours in one space implicates the viewer in the other. The work plays on an axis where interests in the high coexist with habits in low. Mosley collects, remembers and responds to images of constructed play. His painting mines but never mimes the aesthetics of objective photographic realities. The language exists through retrievals of representations in both models of painting and electronic image.
Duncan is the Subject Leader for 1st Year BA (Hons) Fine Art and is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy.