Michael Stubbs, Solo ExhibitionStubbs, Michael (2015) Michael Stubbs, Solo Exhibition. Hollenbach Gallery, Stuttgart, 12 June - 16 August 2015 [Show/Exhibition]
Michael Stubbs reflects upon the broad and deeply felt impact of digital culture upon imagery – in both cases, meaning is inextricably bound up with the relations between the physical and the immaterial.
Stubbs’s paintings, which operate at the interface of abstraction and pop, are constructed by combining poured, abstract configurations of transparent varnishes and opaque household paints with ready-made graphic stencils. The repeated pouring, in conjunction with pop signs, form a physical process of sensual flat-on-flat layering that reveals multiple perspectives and optical depths.
This layering is part of the fracturing process, the breaking up or ‘exploding’ of a recognisable image, a response, says Stubbs, to broadcast and internet-based images of violence and confusion that seem to fill our world. Amorphous shapes, sharp-edged logos, scything blocks of colour and silky veils of tinted varnish intrude into Stubbs’ picture planes, fragmenting the surface; it is as though the physicality of the works are coming up against the pixilation of the flattened, immaterial space of the digital image.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Solo Exhibition, Abstract Painting|
|Schools:||School of Fine Art > Painting & Printmaking|
|Date:||12 June 2015|
|Event Title:||Michael Stubbs, Solo Exhibition|
|Event Location:||Hollenbach Gallery, Stuttgart|
|Event Dates:||12 June - 16 August 2015|
|Deposited By:||Michael Stubbs|
|Deposited On:||15 Aug 2016 14:04|
|Last Modified:||15 Aug 2016 14:04|