Jeremy Glogan

Jeremy Glogan painting © Jeremy Glogan

Awake

oil on Ecologique MDF, 405 x 570mm 2021

Jeremy Glogan painting © Jeremy Glogan

Beard

oil on Ecologique MDF, 570 x 405mm 2019

Jeremy Glogan painting © Jeremy Glogan

Buggy

oil on Ecologique MDF, 405 x 570mm 2020

Jeremy Glogan painting © Jeremy Glogan

Building

oil on Ecologique MDF, 570 x 405mm 2021

Jeremy Glogan painting © Jeremy Glogan

Cards

oil on Ecologique MDF, 405 x 570mm 2020

Jeremy Glogan painting © Jeremy Glogan

Headline

oil on Ecologique MDF, 405 x 570mm 2021

Jeremy Glogan painting © Jeremy Glogan

Sculpture

oil on Ecologique MDF, 405 x 570mm 2020

Jeremy Glogan painting © Jeremy Glogan

Studio

oil on Ecologique MDF, 405 x 570mm 2021

Jeremy Glogan painting © Jeremy Glogan

The Bar

oil on Ecologique MDF, 405 x 570mm 2020

Jeremy Glogan painting © Jeremy Glogan

The Glass

oil on Ecologique MDF, 570 x 405mm 2020

Jeremy Glogan painting © Jeremy Glogan

The Pub

oil on Ecologique MDF, 405 x 570mm 2020

Jeremy Glogan painting © Jeremy Glogan

The New Distortion

Le Bourgeois, London 2021

Jeremy Glogan painting © Jeremy Glogan

The New Distortion

Le Bourgeois, London 2021

Jeremy Glogan painting © Jeremy Glogan

The New Distortion

Le Bourgeois, London 2021

Jeremy Glogan painting © Jeremy Glogan

The New Distortion

Le Bourgeois, London 2021

Jeremy Glogan painting © Jeremy Glogan

The New Distortion

Le Bourgeois, London 2021

Jeremy Glogan painting © Jeremy Glogan

The New Distortion

Le Bourgeois, London 2021

Jeremy Glogan painting © Jeremy Glogan

The New Distortion

Le Bourgeois, London 2021

Text / Poster

There are the innate, uninvited forms of distortion emerging through disease and mutation which inhabit societal, psychological or corporeal spheres and can engender suffering. There is the contrived distortion of information via media channel, the distortion derived from lies and subterfuge that can create confusion, chaos and even terror. This distortion can divert us from - or conversely direct us towards - a so-called ‘truth’. A contrived distortion can, however, also hold potential for enlightenment - the overdriven signal from an electric guitar where the true clean sound of the strings turns into a corrupted, uncontrolled, exhilarating noise. Within painting exist both innate and contrived distortion. An image encountered in the world and interpreted with a brush will be a distortion of that image however faithfully it is transcribed. It is not possible for painting to circumvent distortion, the very act of processing information generates distortion. Glogan has found that within his work the content is able to thrive under the imposition of an ongoing compulsion to further distort and obscure. In this historical moment of digital near-saturation the paintings become composites of (i) the original intimate content, (ii) the digital swamp, (iii) the anachronistic paint and (iv) inspirations including Goya, Soutine, Sutherland, Victor Boullet, Jim Murray and Steve Bell.


exhibition by Jeremy Glogan