Media release: Brian Eno works to go on display in Glasgow


New exhibition in Glasgow to showcase works by renowned musician and visual artist, BRIAN ENO


Preview: 03 October, 6pm – 8pm

Exhibition runs: 4 October – 17 November

BRIAN Eno will exhibit work next month at the Glasgow Print Studio, alongside works by a selection of national and international artists who each use colour to explore the beautifully expressive and varied mark-making techniques of intaglio printmaking.

Eno is arguably best known for his work in ambient music. He coined the phrase and contributed massively to its proliferation.

But Eno is also a celebrated visual artist, having exhibited his abstract, ambient artworks globally since the 1970s. Tonality and shape are central to his aesthetic. His artworks explore the possibilities that the medium of light provides. The large-scale etchings to be exhibited at GPS are made by colour suppressing a powerful light and appear as ‘stills’, based on his famous light box series of works.

Eno’s striking works will be shown alongside works by, amongst others, the late Philip Reeves who is widely referred to as the ‘Godfather of Printmaking’ and fellow musician, Rob Churm, of Glasgow-based outfits, Gummy Stumps and Park Attack.

Victor Pasmore, Rachel Duckhouse and Bronwen Sleigh are also featured.

Intaglio is a traditional printmaking technique in which marks are scratched or etched onto a surface such as copper or steel, creating grooved lines or textures that ink is trapped within. The ink is then transferred from the textured surface of the plate onto paper when passed through the press.

Through this process, the paper is transformed and given a sculptural quality that is virtually impossible to achieve via any other process.

Within this beautiful technique there are a multitude of mark-making possibilities and every artist finds their own method of expression, such as sharp lines, gestural brush strokes, photographic imagery or gritty textures and scratches.

These endless possibilities are multiplied when artists work with colour. Printing with colour can be technically challenging, but the artists in this exhibition have all found ways to experiment and develop processes that harness the transformational power of colour and colour relationships.

Some works dazzle, and play with perception, others are representational and emotionally charged. Some may evoke a sense of place or memory, while others are abstract or psychedelic.

Exhibiting artists:

Ann Aspinwall, Tauba Auerbach, Rob Churm, William Crozier, Rohini Devasher, Rachel Duckhouse, Brian Eno, Alistair Gow, James Kennedy, Ian McNicol, Sean O’Dell, Victor Pasmore, Philip Reeves and Bronwen Sleigh.


Attached image:

Brian Eno, Helica Cadmium Red (Heads), 2018, etching on Velin Arches 400 gsm in an edition of 25.

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