Struan Teague (b. 1991, Edinburgh) is an emerging artist living and working in London. In his studio, he experiments with a variety of materials and media. His minimalist works exude a quiet grace that captivates the viewer and inspires deeper thought.
Teague’s working method is intuitive, resulting in fluid and harmonious compositions. Using simple materials such as oil, acrylic, spray paint, pencil, and recycled paint scraps, he discovers unfounded possibilities for combination, both on large canvases and in small formats. The stains, wrinkles, and leftover paint found on the studio floor become the starting point for his abstract works, illustrating the spontaneous and intuitive relationship between the artist and his materials.
In Teague’s artworks, monochromatic color fields meet with few but purposefully placed dabs, lines, or strokes that complement and complete the surfaces. These open up spaces of possibility that defy any conceptual rationality. The result is paintings of incredible depth, like quiet poetry of dynamic gestures that invite us to dwell. Tranquility and meaningful emptiness form a balanced harmony in his art, which always opens up new interpretive spaces for the viewer.
Struan Teague’s works are an ode to the unknown. He manages to achieve an extraordinary balance between abstraction and poetry. In a time when the aesthetics of contemporary art are often dominated by loudness, his oeuvre stands out as a soothing alternative.
Aesence is an independent art and design publication dedicated to minimalist aesthetics. Founded out of a deep appreciation and fascination, Aesence aims to promote awareness and appreciation of minimalism in art and design.