Arthur Watson PPRSA has been a presiding voice in Scottish contemporary art for the best part of half a century, providing impetus for a host of artist-led organisations and projects.
Arthur Watson PPRSA: ‘An engagement with ephemeral elements within Scottish culture continues to inform my work as an artist. Language and song, orally transmitted, landscape constantly changing in light and weather or processes, described but rarely seen, all have relevance. I am consistently challenged in embedding this content within contemporary artworks whether in print, installation or performance. This internal debate is conducted within the pages of an extended series of sketchbooks, which also guide seemingly endless reworkings, as new elements are added while original parts are modified or discarded. Each work building its own history.’