.informality is pleased to present Painting During Technology, Brian Grimwood’s sixth solo show in the UK and first with .informality. The exhibition brings together a series of new, unique works across a variety of mediums, exploring the use of technology as a method for painting. The exhibition marks the first for the artist combing both the digital medium and painting.
Painting During Technology questions the traditional methods of mark making with paint by blurring the boundaries between the machine and the man-made, further exploring, tradition and hierarchy in the history of art. It is without no doubt that artists now have a diversity of mediums to choose from, for the public, the access to instant colour and the ability to create, distort and modify imagery into mass consumerism has made the medium of the digital questionable. In the digital era, the ease of exploitation is showing minimal signs of reduction, and questions of authorship are ever more apparent, In Brian Grimwood’s latest work he responds by physically creating work of which, only it’s surface can be identified in the flesh.
Brian Grimwood is a renowned figure in illustration, described by the print magazine ‘as the man who changed the look of British illustration’. Brian Grimwood is mostly recognised for his loose and playful imagery, and has created his own vision for drawing and is an exceptional colourist. Brian Grimwood held had five solo shows in London including an extensive retrospect at the Portland Gallery in 1993 and lectured around the world including China, Norway and Germany. Major commissions of Brian’s work includes The New York Times, Johnnie Walker, The Sunday Times.