'All Too Human' Exhibition by Michael Hutchison

4 Jun 2015 – 1 Jul 2015

Event times

Monday - Friday from 10am to 5pm

Cost of entry


Save Event: 'All Too Human' Exhibition by Michael Hutchison

I've seen this

People who have saved this event:


Surface Gallery

London, United Kingdom

Event map

New works by Michael Hutchison explores the human body in rapidly alternating yoga poses with shifts in balance, contractions, expansions, twists and turns


I am an artist and engineer from Edinburgh. 

Themes I use art to explore include the illusion of permanence; the struggle of opposites; the place of the irrational in a society favouring the rational. My work is a mixture of drawing, painting and sculpture. Still a practicing structural engineer, I particularly enjoy the dichotomy between disciplines, using one to counterpoint the other. I currently work from a studio space in North London and have exhibited work in Edinburgh, Newcastle and London

Our world is uncomfortably ephemeral and art provides some consolation to this. I see the process of disintegration and reformation occurring through the struggle of opposites. My painting is a way of representing this: paint becomes simultaneously distinct and nebulous, rationalized and ordered as much as it can become chaotic and disordered.

I often use the contrast between regular, geometric forms and sinuous ones as a point of departure. My paintings aim between representation and abstraction, never becoming entirely one or the other as a way of opening up possible interpretations. For me created images have the potential to give meaning to the flux of it all, if only fleetingly.

What to expect? Toggle


Have you been to this event? Share your insights and give it a review below.