Michael Wight | XLA - Striking abstract paintings go on display at city exhibition

XLA is an art project that has spanned the past three years. However it has been 23 years in the making.
The term XLA originates from the medical term for X-linked Agammaglobulinemia, a rare immune condition that I was born with. The work is themed around life living with a medical condition that has both hindered and helped my growth as a person.
The artwork showcases events in my life, which have had a profound effect on the way I look at the world. From Doctors drawing diagrams explaining my condition to my parents, methods of transfusion, coping with dependency and even personal insight in getting held back, the exhibition documents the past 23 years of my life in rich, striking abstract art. XLA includes large abstract paintings, digital work, photography and some contemporary installation pieces. All the work was created in my home studio, and was a direct outcome of how I felt reflecting on life events.
XLA will also include painting and photography work from my previous project, Everything Before, which was part of an end of year show in 2012.
Location: Gallery 1, St Margaret's House, 151 London Road - Edinburgh
Duration: Saturday 23 January - Sunday 7 February
10:00 am - 6:00 pm