Mick Peter (b. 1974 in Berlin, Germany) lives and works in Glasgow, Scotland.
Through his practice Peter transforms imagery from fiction, illustration and graphic design into playful installations, liberating images from the flat surface of the page to create witty and exuberant sculptures. Sketches and squiggles are transformed in scale and remade in substantial materials such as concrete, acrylic resin and polyurethane.
Recent solo shows include Cuts and Tears, Galerie Crèvecoeur, Paris (2017); 110%, Workplace, Gateshead (2017); Tramway, Glasgow (2015); Drawing Room, London (2016); Popcorn Plaza, part of Generation: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland, Jupiter Artland (2014); and Almost Cut My Hair, part of Generation: 25 Years of Contemporary Art in Scotland, Tramway Hidden Gardens (2014).
Recent group shows include Natural Selection at Galerie 5, Angers, France (2016); Corps narratifs at the Domaine départemental de Chamarande, Chamarande, France (2016); Puddle, pothole, portal at Sculpture Center, New York (2014); L’Echo at HAB Galerie – FRAC des Pays de la Loire (2014); Monument at FRAC Basse-Normandie (2014); British British Polish Polish: Art from Europe’s Edges in the Long ’90s and Today at the Centre for Contemporary Art, Ujazdowski Castle, Warsaw (2013).
Mick Peter is represented by Galerie Crèvecoeur, Paris.
For more information visit www.mickpeter.com
Mick Peter is an artist who makes playful work that investigates the symbols of power and authority using satirical and witty illustrations.
For this ambitious new work Peter, together with young people from across Greater Glasgow, have created an 80m long ‘billboard’ to cover the empty façade of a historic former gas-purifying shed in the East End of the city. The new hoarding depicts, in drawings reminiscent of a newspaper strip cartoon, crumbling buildings from different eras, including a medieval castle, tenement housing as well as modern flats in the process of being demolished. Peering through the windows of these buildings, visitors will see surprising and humorous scenes made by Peter and the young people, who have also imagined what public art might look like for the site. A solitary piece of ‘public sculpture’ will be wheeled out ceremoniously each day before being returned to its lockup behind the new drawn façade.
The project is intended to create a thought provoking double take on the hoardings that surround building sites whilst inviting us to consider Glasgow’s architectural history and the loaded nature of the transformation of its industrial built heritage.
The young people’s participation in the project has been led by a core curatorial group of students from Glasgow School of Art’s Widening Participation team. These are: Luke Andrew, Caitlin Callaghan, Shannon Flockhart, Thomas Whiting, Fraser Whiting, Teagn Duffy and Kristen McNairn. Young people involved in making the work are Erin Barclay, Tanya Belkaid, Stephanie Binns, Heather Clydesdale, Duncan Colquhoun, Scott Jaffrey, Amy Jones, Ebubechi Okey-Adibe, Evie Peat, Abbey Roy, Adam Swinscoe and Emily Walker.
Commissioned by Glasgow International, Year of Young People 2018 and Festival 2018 — the cultural programme of the Glasgow 2018 European Championship. Supported by Clyde Gateway and Glasgow School of Art’s Widening Participation Department.
Fri 20 April – Mon 7 May
Mon – Wed & Fri-Sun, 10am-6pm
The Regenerators: Publication Launch & Artist Talk
For Glasgow International 2018, Mick Peter, together with a group of young people from across the west of Scotland, has created an 80m long ‘billboard’ to cover the empty facade of a historic former gas purifying shed in the East End of the city in The Regenerators.
During the development of The Regenerators Mick Peter and the young people have created an accompanying publication, designed by Matthew Walkerdine of Good Press, and Peter and the young people will be in conversation with Walkerdine to launch this publication.
The Regenerators is commissioned by Glasgow International, Year of Young People 2018 and Festival 2018 — the cultural programme of the Glasgow 2018 European Championship. Supported by Clyde Gateway and Glasgow School of Art’s Widening Participation Department.
Free, booking required. Book via Eventbrite.
Sat 28 April, 4pm-6pm