We've Been Waiting For This Day Since The War! by Aiden Milligan, 2022

We've Been Waiting For This Day Since The War! by Aiden Milligan, 2022

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Aiden Milligan is a painter who lives and works in Edinburgh. Milligan’s consciously naïve style brings humour and lightness to retellings of his experiences of growing up in rural Southwest Scotland.

In this new series, the composition tends to accentuate the position of the observer, partly alert and always amused - one who has come to experience  the absurdity of adult disenchantments with tenderness.

Milligan says of "We’ve Been Waiting for This Day Since the War!":

Small town life breeds slow news. My hometown has always had a serious problem with traffic passing through its narrow streets and damaging ancient buildings, a lot of this is due to it being on the route for truck drivers exporting from Ireland and it’s well documented that the townsfolk have been campaigning for a bypass since the end of WWII. In the last few years, we have finally been granted one, which has seen a lot of fields turned inside out to build roads and bridges. It’s been a real exciting moment among the older community. In the painting the workers are blasting deep into the fields, cutting into the land to make way for new roads while leaving the land looking like trenches from a scene in an old war movie. 

76cm x 61cm. Acrylic on canvas. 2022. £550

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