Martin Groß’s (b. 1984, Plauen, Germany) images are a tangled weed, a mind-map become a maze, an unravelled idea. As much as these statements are true, the interest in Gross’s work lies in its ability to make them digestible. Working large scale in primary colours Gross’s work flicks between geological surveys to a brain-scan of the moment all synapses fire at once. When working in print Gross combines the ancient techniques with the ultra modern, laser-cutting panels and reworking by hand before putting them through a printpress hundreds of years old. Text accompanying the work gives another way into this densely structured yet superflat mass, but also a lightness that resonates throughout.
Richie Moment, India Mackie, Adam Shield, Gabriella Boyd, Jack Burton, Anikó Kuikka, Martin Groß, Jessy Jetpacks, Jonathan Kelly, Sam Austen, Fani Parali, Sebastian Jefford and more
Are you sick of going to site-specific exhibitions where the artists have literally responded to the windows?
Or seeing a group show and it’s just work you’ve already seen online politely scattered around a white space?
This is not CHUMMING. Located at The Pipe Factory, a Grade-B listed industrial space in Glasgow’s historic Barras region, the exhibition is interested in the culture the space inhabits and the group show as a model for artists to cross over, further exploring new levels of discourse and engagement. Accompanying events include unique happenings with local musicians and filmmakers.
Supported by Glasgow International.
Fri 20 April – Mon 7 May
Mon – Sun, 10am-6pm