What Happened to the Horses at the Castle? by Aiden Milligan, 2022

What Happened to the Horses at the Castle? 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 say of "What Happened to The Horses at The Castle?"

Our town castle has a dark history of public hangings and evil Kennedy’s, right there on the main street. It has always had a few horses, but they usually disappear and are replaced by new ones mysteriously, overlooked by the comings and goings of everyday life. A lot of the time these creatures are put down for the mildest of ailments, and from this scene it’s suspected that the estate owner shoots them himself in something of a public execution, or maybe his gun just went off unexpectedly. 

51cm x 51cm. Acrylic on canvas. 2022. £400

 

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