‘Fresh Info Connect’ 2019, household paint, tinted floor varnish on MDF
‘Fresh Info Connect’ 2019, household paint, tinted floor varnish on MDF

Glasgow School of Art: Michael Stubbs, Small Scale Works

10th January – 2nd February

A lecturer in Painting and Printmaking at The Glasgow School of Art, Michael Stubbs constructs complex, multilayered paintings by combining poured transparent varnishes and opaque household paints with ready-made graphic stencils, which gives them an unusual optical depth.

In a 21st century take on the spirit of pop-art, the fractured and contradictory nature of the works echoes our ultra-diverse, fragmented universe of internet-based images, incorporating amorphous shapes, sharp-edged logos, with blocks of colour and silky veils of tinted varnish. The resultant complexity contrasts with the flat, immaterial space of pixelated digital images – a re-configured painting in an age of internet information overload.

Image: ‘Fresh Info Connect’ 2019, household paint, tinted floor varnish on MDF

167 Renfrew Street,
Glasgow G3 6RQ