14.5.09

Swain at Tate


Tony Swain was born in Lisburn, Northern Ireland in 1967 and lives and works in Glasgow. Swain studied at Liverpool Art School and Glasgow School of Art, graduating in 1990.

A sheet or pasted together page of newsprint gives Tony Swain both the physical base and conceptual starting point for his evocative and dreamlike paintings. The imagery is built up by painting over the collaged newspaper in layers, obliterating most of the original text and photography. The fragments that are allowed to remain are transformed by their inclusion in his imagined landscapes and abstracts.

Tate Britain, Art Now space
Until 16 August

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