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January 21 2015

Now showing:


Ade Adesina

Glasgow Print Studio, Ground Floor Gallery & T103 Foyer
Exhibition Runs: 20th January - 1st March 2015

Preview: Thursday 5th February, 6-8pm (Trongate 103 1st Thursday)

Nigerian born Ade Adesina is a traditional printmaker working mainly with linocut and etching. He combines his African cultural roots with his British culture, producing work that makes people reflect about themselves and their histories.

Adesina creates large-scale linocuts and etchings which combine technical virtuosity with thought provoking themes and an acute sense of humour. His highly detailed prints are rich with political comment and observations. His work is a visual commentary around the ideas of ecology and our ever-changing world, in particular Adesina has a fascination with how the human footprint is affecting our planet, "our world is full of wonderful landscapes and I wish to highlight the continual damage caused through things such as deforestation, the politics of energy consumption and endangered wild species."

Adesina graduated from Gray’s School of Art in 2012, since then his highly distinctive style has attracted much attention resulting in numerous awards and solo shows. In 2014 Adesina was RSA Artist in Residence at Glasgow Print Studio.

Above: Ade Adesina, Contradiction, etching, 105 x 75 cm.


Coming up:

Colin Johnstone - The Romance of Iron and Cortisone

Glasgow Print Studio, First Floor Gallery
Exhibition Runs: 6th February - 22nd March 2015

Preview: Thursday 5th February, 6-8pm (Trongate 103 1st Thursday)

The Romance of Iron and Cortisone is Colin Johnstone’s second solo show at Glasgow Print Studio, his first being in 1987. Johnstone worked at GPS from 1985-86 until he moved to Orkney where he now lives & works. Since graduating from Glasgow School of Art in 1982 he has exhibited widely including in London and New York. His last major solo exhibition was at the Pier Arts Centre, Stromness in 2008.

Above: Colin Johnstone, The Tokyo-Motherwell Express, digital pigment print, 40 x 50 cm.



Glasgow Print Studio at the London Art Fair 2015, Stand G7

Over 25 artists will be exhibiting, including, Elizabeth Blackadder, John Byrne, Scott Campbell, Ashley Cook, Eileen Cooper, Alasdair Gray, Rosalind Lawless, John Mackechnie, Barbara Rae, Murray Robertson, Philip Reeves, Bronwen Sleigh, Fiona Watson and Adrian Wiszniewski, to name but a few.

Visit us at Stand G7

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