A painter and printmaker, Teague lives and works in Copenhagen, Düsseldorf and London. He received his BFA from the Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, rounding out his education with a residency at the Lepsien Art Foundation in Düsseldorf (2016–2017). He discovered his vocation as a painter in 2008, when he visited the Cy Twombly retrospective at Tate Modern, London. Since then he has followed the paths charted by Agnes Martin in minimalist abstraction, the brand of expressionism and informal art practised by artists like Joan Mitchell, Raoul De Keyser, David Ostrowski and Óscar Murillo, and the post-conceptualism of Christopher Wool. Using extremely simple pictorial materials and media, such as oil, acrylic, spray paint, pencil, collage, dripping and recycled bits of paint found on his studio floor, he delves into the unexplored possibilities of their combinations in large and small formats. Teague’s works originate as intuitions that come to him in a state of free-floating attention and meditation and take shape in the plastic materialisation of unconscious flows, in an unpredictable creative process marked by the clear-cut absence of predetermined methods. He creates self-referential visual languages where the automatism of the lines, the doodles, the gestures, the small dabs of colour on textured grounds and the off-centre compositions open up spaces of physicity and possibility that defy critical dogmatism, conceptual rationalism and language as mere communication, occupying its fringes to maintain an inexhaustible poetic unfolding. His work has appeared in solo shows at art centres and galleries like Generator Projects, Dundee, UK (2015), Limited Works, Copenhagen (2015) and, with Bobby Sinclair, Patriothall Gallery, Edinburgh (2016). He has also participated in numerous group exhibitions, most notably at Beers London (2016), Fifi Projects, San Pedro, Mexico (2016), and the Royal Scottish Academy, Edinburgh (2016). In 2017 his work will be displayed at venues such as the Lepsien Art Foundation in Düsseldorf and the Milan gallery Federico Rui Arte Contemporanea.

Struan Teague - Say Something
Galería Kernel, February 3 - March 24