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Artspace2Let is a not for profit organisation dedicated to exhibiting new and emerging artists' work in and around Edinburgh.

We know what it's like trying to get a foot on the art-career ladder, so we keep commission charges low, assist with hanging work and help artists to make connections that will hopefully help them to develop a supportive and informed network of contacts - as well as hopefully finding buyers.

Tinto, David

As an architect, my approach to making art is to utilize the process as a tool of investigation and exploration into particular urban conditions, which will overlap into and inform my design work. I am most interested in exploring and challenging what each of us regards as beauty and a common theme through much of my work is to find new perspectives on the ordinary and familiar. Wide ranging lines of enquiry in recent projects include looking at the exploration of theatre architectural spaces which are out of the audience’s view. The presence of nature; greenery; trees, located in our highly urbanized environments, and the impact they can have on its residents, is something that continues to intrigue me.

 

Along with painting and drawing, I experiment with new materials and techniques, perhaps not often associated with fine art. My recently produced series of aluminium and brass engravings collectively record the gradual dismantling and demolition of the largest Red Road tower block in Glasgow. My aim for this group of works was to create ‘something’ from this destruction and for that ‘something’ to be coveted objects that are borne out of this piece of commonly derided architecture. As the building is stripped of its fabric, I have likened the process of bringing down this tower to that of a forester cutting down a tree, with each image titled after a different stage in the timber felling process. By choosing a metal medium and utilizing industrial engraving processes, these images are now permanent and indelible memories of a once huge structure, which now no longer exists.   In 2011 I graduated with a Masters in Architecture degree from The University of Edinburgh, before which I studied at the Glasgow School of Art (Bachelor of Architecture, 2007) and have worked with design practices both in the UK and the USA.

www.davidtinto.co.uk