Name:

James Frew, Master of Letters: Glasgow School of Art, 2017. B.A. (Hons) Painting & Printmaking: Glasgow School of Art, 2015

Job Title:

PhD Research Student

Department:

School of Fine Art

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James Frew,

Digital Facture: Painting After New Media Art
SUPERVISOR: Dr Karen Roulstone, Mike Stubbs

My practice-based research attempts to appraise the position of cross-disciplinary, expanded painting practices and processes within a perpetually shifting New Media Art discourse.
Through intense studio focus, I examine the surface modality and morphology of painting, specifically: pigment vs pixel, paint as pure data, the liminal nature of painting amidst analogue and digital modes of production, the authenticity of the brushstroke, the autonomy of the gesture, and the painted gesture as a unit of quantifiable information. I translate material processes carried out in the studio into technological production, ultimately involving collaborative, cross-disciplinary technological innovation which reflects rapidly developing Postanalogue painting practices; considering paint itself as a perpetually evolving form of New Media, and not simply an aesthetic extension of this emerging discourse.

PUBLICATIONS AND EXHIBITIONS:

Glasgow Comedy Festival Exhibition, Cresswell Lane, Glasgow
Group Show
2018

Post-mortem of the Axiom, Cresswell Lane, Glasgow
Solo Show
2017

Glasgow School of Art Postgraduate Degree Show, Tontine Building, Glasgow
Group Show
2017

Art Pistol Winter Show, Cresswell Lane, Glasgow
Group Show
2015

Art Pistol Autumn Show, Cresswell Lane, Glasgow
Group Show
2015

Art Pistol Graduate Show, Cresswell Lane, Glasgow
Group Show
2015

All You Can Eat, Old Truman Brewery, London
Group Show
2015

Glasgow School of Art Degree Show, Tontine Building, Glasgow
Group Show
2015

I Am [////] For You, Fleming House, Glasgow
Group Show
2014

Berloners, Grace and Clark Fyfe Gallery, Glasgow
Group Show
2014

An Exercise in Pressure, Mackintosh Building, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow
Group Show
2013

Y2T3, Grace and Clark Fyfe Gallery, Glasgow
Group Show
2013