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
New site-specific works responding to a Grade-B listed industrial space in Glasgow’s historic Barras region. CHUMMING is interested in the culture a space inhabits and the group show as a model for artists to cross over, further exploring new levels of discourse and engagement, both in and out of the gallery.
The exhibition sparks a relationship between the artists, audience and place, while accompanying events include unique happenings with local musicians and filmmakers, informed by open source action and exchange.
Supported by Glasgow International and the Royal Academy of Art.
Fri 20 April – Mon 7 May
Mon – Sun, 10am-6pm