Ned Armstrong

Ned Armstrong (B.1992) is a British painter currently based in London. Armstrong studied Fine Art at Edinburgh University and has completed a number of residencies around the UK.

Ned wants to communicate the development that happens in his studio in the work he makes. This continual discovery and exploration manifests itself in the processes that are integral to his paintings. Painting onto strips of newsprint are analogous to the brush marks in form. Paper is used to scrap paint across the surface of the canvas which is then stuck onto the painting itself, as well as other studio ephemera such as coffee cup bases and tea bags. These scraps that recycle in works are part of the studio, catching dust, marks and stains through their time there. They become tools to intuitively experiment on, and offer a way to build up parts for a picture without concern for the finished work. These practices offer a means for the artist to begin a conversation with the materials, from which the painter hopes pictures will emerge.

Edinburgh University, BA (Hons) Fine Art: Painting, First Class
City and Guilds, Foundation Diploma, Distinction 

Shortlisted Painting Prize, Oriel Davies Gallery, 2016
George Jackson Prize for Excellence in Painting, 2015
St Margerets House Bursary Award, 2015
Shortlisted Astaire Prize, 2014

Selected Exhibitions:
Annuale, St Margerets House, Edinburgh 2016
Fourth, Brixton East, London, 2016
Gubbins Ran, St Margerets House, Edinburgh, 2016
Kiosk, Gayfield Creative Spaces, Edinburgh, 2016
Painting Now, Oriel Davies Gallery, Newtown, Wales, 2016
Rhythm Machine, Summerhall, Edinburgh, 2015
The Affordable Art Fair, Battersea, 2015
Edinburgh College of Art Degree Show, Edinburgh 2015
ALT., Bargain Spot, Edinburgh 2015
Andrew Grant Sculpture Exhibition, ECA Sculpture Court, Edinburgh, 2015
Angel, Bargain Spot, Edinburgh 2015
Inpolystrong, ECA Project Space, 2015
Second Eight, Brixton East, London 2014
Fresh Cream, Victoria Street Gallery Edinburgh 2013
First Seven, Bermondsey Spaces, London 2013
Group, The Old Street Print Factory, London 2012