Norrie Harman is an award-winning oil painter, who was born in 1977 in Edinburgh. Harman studied Fine Art at Edinburgh College of Art graduating in 2001 having won the Scottish Royal Academy Latimer Award for Outstanding Young Scottish Painter.
Influenced by Francis Bacon and German Expressionists such as Max Beckmann, his powerful work questions the values of our materialistic culture and explores the fragility of modern life.
Harman explores this fragility with a series of paintings called “Leisureland”; an over-run, forgotten place once consumed by commodity-driven pleasure. Abandoned caravans are contained by wiry boundaries, bedraggled ferris wheels languish in-between grafitti-ed garages and forgotten mannequins.