Gray's School of Art Graduate Marcus Murison was awarded the first Fleming-Wyfold Foundation Award for a painter, draughtsman or sculptor at the Royal Scottish Academy's New Contemporaries exhibition in March this year. Murison was born in Aberdeen and went on to study at the city's art school. He describes his practice as 'concerned with the overlooked and unacknowledged objects and situations that occur in the everyday urban environment.' The award was selection by Fleming Collection trustee, James Holloway, who said: 'Murison's work has a real energy and elegance which has echoes of md-century British abstract painting, but speaks strongly of today.'
Murison will be showing work at Aberdeen's Look Again festival this year, participating in the group show Am I Using Material, or is Material Using Me? at The Anatomy Rooms between 6-13 June.