Inquisition Even

Tony Swain


About the edition

Following the group exhibition Continue Without Losing Consciousness Tony Swain produced a series of new editions for Dundee Contemporary Arts.

Starting with a non-referential title and a group of collected images that were altered and cropped through a collage-like process, the artist then turned them on their side further abstracting them from the original source. The image was then re-printed using layers of colour and texture suggestive of newspapers or ephemeral facsimiles, leaving us to reconcile the surfaces and remaining imagery into our own version of a narrative.

Year 2014
Edition of 20
Media Screenprint on Somerset Satin 300gsm
Dimensions 106 x 76cm
Signature Signed, numbered and dated by artist

About Tony Swain

Tony Swain was born in 1967 in Lisburn, Northern Ireland and lives and works in Glasgow. He completed a BA at The Glasgow School of Art in 1990. Solo exhibitions include: ‘The Shorter Alphabet’, The Modern Institute, Glasgow (2015), ‘Other Planets are Available’, Kunstverein Freiburg (2015), ‘Undetailed Progress’, Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead (2015), ‘Drowned Dust’, Sudden Word, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh (2012); ‘Afterwards in Pictures’, The Modern Institute, Glasgow (2011); and ‘Impure Passports’, Inverleith House, Edinburgh (2009). Group exhibitions include: ‘X’, Herald St, London (curated by Sarah McCrory 2015), ‘Continue Without Losing Consciousness’, DCA, Dundee,  ‘Le Drapeau Noir’, Glasgow (2010); ‘Scotland + Venice’, Venice Biennale (2007); ‘Herald Street and The Modern Institute present’, Gavin Brown’s Enterprise, New York (2005); and ‘JP Munro, Alex Pollard, Tony Swain’, Transmission Gallery, Glasgow (2004). 

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