Garry Brander graduated from (GSA) Glasgow School of Art in 2011.
On leaving art school, Garry committed himself to life as a full-time artist and has become an overnight sensation. His core work focuses on huts, which represent havens - places of safety or seclusion and separation from the dynamics and pressures of modern life. He uses a high-key colour palette to suggest the one-time resplendance of his sheds, however they now look a bit worn and ramshackle, a metaphor for his, or indeed our fragility in life.
Brander's lateralism reveals an extension of his core painting approach, where he introduces contemporary iconic brands, which symbolically, disturb his attempt at seclusion and suggest that the big brands are pervasive and influence and control our everyday lives, whether we like it or not.
Branders initial work gives us some insight into the depths of his compositional skill and genius. Brander is set to become one of the key artistic players of the current generation.