Norman Harman

U.K | 1977
Painter, Digital & Crypto Artist

Biography

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Biography

Norman Harman is an award-winning artist from Edinburgh and a graduate of Edinburgh College of Art, where he won the RSA Latimer Award for Painting.

 

He is one of Scotland’s leading figurative painters, who uses paint, photography, and technology to create compositions depicting dystopic scenes at the very fringes of society. Drones, rabid animals, abandoned brutalist architecture and forgotten mannequins create a disconcerting reality, both suffocating and fantastical.

 

He is a modern-day chronicler of the darker edges of our world and in doing so, shows that there is still beauty in the fragility of modern life.

Harman combines analogue, generative, and digital painting processes, to achieve a Baconian grotesqueness in a POST-COVID, consumer-driven world.

Harman is one of Scotland's leading digital artists specialising in painting - His work has been exhibited across the UK and Europe and he is a member of the art collective LTD INK CORPORATION and has recently worked collaboratively with writer Irvine Welsh and LA’s Digital Maestro Robness Cyberpop.

 

His innovative, ongoing project The Pentland Experiment has been heralded as one of the most important collections of digital painting in the Crypto Art World. Influenced by modern masters such as Doig and Ghenie, Harman combines analogue, generative, and digital painting processes, to achieve a Baconian grotesqueness in a POST-COVID, consumer-driven world.