I scooted over to Glasgow at the weekend to spend a couple of days with one of my oldest friends The Talented Mr Steven Urquhart. I was invited to his home music studio for a well overdue catch-up and to make some music. Steve is both a talented visual artist and musician with an extraordinary ability to drag you into his own artistic mischief. His madcap approach to his creative outpourings is, however, underpinned by rock solid technical know-how and I was barely there five minutes before he had me singing into a microphone. An evil bit of Vincent Price inspired electronica and a hideously brilliant cover of Bowie's Changes later and I was back on a train to Edinburgh.
A funny and profoundly intelligent man. Steven Urquhart. Here is a LINK to his sonic cheekiness. Speakers to 11 please!
"Dylan Lisle’s work maintains a contemporary dynamism through his old masterly representations of the female form. Knots and swathes of vibrant, passionate fabric envelope his sensuous figures, or otherwise are the subject of larger studies, which draw upon chiaroscuro, reminiscent of Caravaggio, Rembrandt, Vermeer and Rubens. His work is instantly approachable, engagingly serene and romantically charged; traits that have not gone unnoticed in the art world he inhabits.
Fresh from his first London solo exhibition, Dylan Lisle spearheads a modern movement of artists, whose desire it is to capture light in all its glorious subtleties, texture in its infinite tactile qualities and the female form in its evasive beauty." Hope Robertson, 2007