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June 2024

James Frew


James Frew’s prac ce explores expanded pain ng and post-digital art produc on in the age of the Internet and social media. Specifically, how paint(ing), images, and language translate via tradi onal mediums and new media, through the process of using digital technologies. Thema cally, his work nods to contemporary Internet culture and imagery, frequently employing irony, profanity, and transgressive humour. Formally his work a empts to reassess and rejuvenate the histories and languages of pain ng, expanding its territories by using analogue and digital technologies to blend medium (discrete, analogue objects) and media (networked, digital informa on). His recent work explores post-digital art prac ces through the crea on of what he calls ‘digipaintages’ – hybrids of digital pain ngs and photomontages manifest as both digitally circulated images and physical tex le printed pain ngs.
As an ar st and academic Frew exhibits regularly and maintains an interna onal collector base. Since 2015 he has been represented by the Glasgow gallery Art Pistol. As an academic he has taught across the United Kingdom at universi es including The Glasgow School of Art and ONCAMPUS Southampton (in associa on with Winchester School of Art). He completed his prac ce-based PhD in pain ng at The Glasgow School of Art in 2021 and is an ac ve researcher – he has published original research and lectures frequently on art and culture.

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