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Culture Now: Michael Fullerton

3 Feb 2012

At this lunchtime talk, artist Michael Fullerton discusses his work to date with writer and gallerist Carl Freedman.

Michael Fullerton (b.1971, Bellshill, Scotland) studied at the Glasgow School of Art. Though best known for his politically minded oil paintings of figures such as Paddy Joe Hill (of the Birmingham Six), Lady Cosgrove and John Peel, his body of work also includes sculpture and printmaking. His practice explores the relationships between information and knowledge, their dissemination and their physical existence. He has had solo exhibitions at the Carl Freedman Gallery, London; Greene Naftali Gallery, New York; and Tate Britain among others. His work is represented in private and public collections worldwide, including the Arts Council, the Victoria & Albert Museum and the Saatchi Gallery. He lives and works in Glasgow.

Carl Freedman is the founder of Carl Freedman Gallery (formerly Counter Gallery). He previously worked as a writer and curator, working closely with artists such as Damien Hirst and Tracey Emin, financing the production of Hirst’s early vitrines and organizing the show Minky Manky, for which Emin would make her famous “tent,” Everyone I Have Ever Slept With 1963-1995. He was of critical importance to the rise of the Young British Artists and at the height of their fame in the late 1990s was a regular contributor to The Guardian and Frieze on the subject. In 2000, with Matthew Slotover, publisher of Frieze magazine, he founded Counter Editions, which sold prints online by artists like Emin and Rachel Whiteread prior to opening his gallery to sell original works.

Supported by Creative Scotland.

Culture Now: Michael Fullerton

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