Payam Beint visual artist

Payam Beint is an Edinburgh based artist who recently completed a Masters in Fine Art Practice at the Glasgow School of Art.

Here he tells us about his artistic journey and practice: “I have worked for the last twelve years as a teacher of Fine Art and Graphic Design in Secondary Schools, a hugely rewarding experience and have continued to develop my artistic practice whilst teaching.

I graduated from Nottingham Trent University, completing a BA Honours degree in Contemporary Arts. I specialised in visual art media and music exploring a range of ideas based around journeys and personal encounters. This took the form of multi-disciplinary approaches including soundscapes, painting and film work.

After completing my degree I moved to London to pursue a career as an artist and musician. During this time I developed paintings that explored peripheral vision and transient landscapes, which were displayed in numerous galleries and exhibitions including the Royal College of Art, Art on Paper exhibition. In my current practice I have been looking at time lapses in nature and their relationship to perceived memory and association with locations of personal significance.

I have recently completed an Artists Residency at Dumfries House in Ayrshire. During this time I was greatly inspired by the beautiful woodlands surrounding the estate. The paintings in this exhibition form part of a series of work on paper that experiment with mark making and texture to interpret the colours and natural forms that I encountered during my stay.”