The Inflight Advert, 2014
Oil on linen
Original size: 45 x 60 cm
Photographer: Michael Fullerton
Michael Fullerton’s work is concerned with how political and historical information is recorded and disseminated, in particular through the medium of the oil painted portrait. Fullerton’s choice of subjects range from the overtly political to people of varied social class and unexpected cultural histories. Underpinning Fullerton’s work is an examination of the relationships between people and the forces at play in those relationships, whether that be social relations involving authority or power, or relationship dynamics that work on a more emotional, psychological or aesthetic level. Other mediums of communication, such as billboard posters, wall texts and the raw materials used for analogue tape and audio recording are also employed.
Solo exhibitions include: Meaning Inc, Greene Naftali, New York, USA, 2014; Columbia, Chisenhale Gallery, London, 2010.
Group exhibitions include: Learning to Draw/Drawing to Learn: The Glasgow School of Art, Fleming Collection, London, 2013; A Picture Show, Gallery of Modern Art, Glasgow, 2013; Dawn Chorus: New Works in the Arts Council Collection, Leeds Art Gallery, 2012; The Irregular Correct, Fremantle Arts Centre, Australia, 2012; ABC: Art Berlin Contemporary, Berlin, 2011; The Big Society, Galerie Vallois, Paris, 2011; Bigminis: Fetishes of Crisis, CAPC, Bordeaux, 2011; British Art Show 7, touring exhibition at Nottingham Castle Museum/Nottingham Contemporary, Hayward Gallery, London, Glasgow Centre for Contemporary Art and Peninsula Arts Plymouth, 2010–11.