Northing Magazine- Article

Article in Northings Art Magazine-

"The Royal Scottish Academy of Art & Architecture is delighted to announce Chloe Gough as the first artist to be presented in a series of online exhibitions available to see exclusively on from October 1st 2012.

The RSA has been working with CultureLabel since the launch of its Art Store in October 2010. It has been a great success, with the RSA selling works by Scottish artists to buyers all over the UK and becoming one of CultureLabel’s best-selling galleries in the process.

Up to now, RSA/CultureLabel has been showcasing works for sale by a selection of RSA members and artists selected from the annual New Contemporaries exhibition, plus the broader RSA Awards Programme. This forthcoming exclusive online exhibition will be the first event to focus solely on one artist. The exhibition will feature original paintings and printmaking. Two short films have been commissioned to give an overview of Chloe’s practice and document the creation of the original prints for sale in the exhibition.

Chloe Gough (b. 1986) first exhibited at the RSA as one of 60 artists selected for the 2010 New Contemporaries exhibition. She graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone (Dundee) in 2009 with a BA Hons in Fine Art, Philosophy & Contemporary Art Practices, supplemented this with a Postgraduate Baccalaureate from the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston and is in the process of completing a Masters in Fine Art from the University of Michigan. She currently lives and works in Aberdeenshire, Scotland.

Working mostly with ink and acrylic on wood, Chloe creates soft and subtle representations of the human form. Through delicate use of colour, line and tone, she challenges the traditional aspects of portrait painting, with her work often concentrating on a particular area of the body other than the face. Yet each painting evokes a distinct feeling from the viewer, caught by the artist through the pose of the sitter, often engaged in a movement between gestures.

Andrew Goring, Sales & Communications Officer at the RSA:

“This is a truly exciting new development for the RSA. Chloe Gough is a super-talented young artist and CultureLabel are such a forward-thinking company with an international outlook, it’s a real privilege to work with both of them. At the RSA we are committed to this kind of close, ongoing dialogue with artists and our relationship with Chloe is a good example of this. We are already planning similar projects in the future – watch this space!”

Claire Flannery, Art Manager at

“CultureLabel are thrilled to be the exclusive host for the RSA and Chloe Gough’s first major online exhibition. It’s great to have a partner organisation as energised as the RSA and we look forward to working with them on more exhibitions like this.”

The Royal Scottish Academy would like to acknowledge the support of Creative Scotland in helping this project come to fruition."