Duncan Gray attends Project Ability‘s Aspire programme.
Duncan’s practice is a wilderness-obsessed, environmental consciousness. His paintings resemble a slow-motion spanning of the world’s most inaccessible peaks. Duncan’s mountain tops are luminous, in brand-new white with ruddy colour applications that slowly give way to abstractions that drift from the landscapes they represent. The open foregrounds and swaths of sky show a remote earth where human life appears to have vacated. They have a presence of power and solitude, challenging the viewer to imagine being part of these dangerous yet beautiful mountain tops.