A solo exhibition of paintings by John Squire

A solo exhibition of paintings by John Squire (b.1962) will open at Newport Street Gallery, London, the exhibition, titled ‘Disinformation’, will be displayed in two of Newport Street Gallery’s six spaces.

The Way Things Aren’t 2018 Photographed by Prudence Cuming Associates ©John Squire
The Way Things Aren’t 2018 Photographed by Prudence Cuming Associates ©John Squire

‘Disinformation’ will feature a new series of large-scale oil paintings by Squire, which are based on photographs taken by the artist or found online. Squire alters the images using editing software, which he overloads to prompt visual glitches. These partially distorted, fragmented scenes are then enlarged from their original small screen format and rendered in the traditional medium of oil and canvas. The figures blend, blur and collide with their surroundings, their features confused and sometimes entirely lost.

No Signal 2018 Photographed by Prudence Cuming Associates ©John Squire
No Signal 2018 Photographed by Prudence Cuming Associates ©John Squire

Squire is a British artist and musician who lives and works near Macclesfield, Cheshire. He was a founding member and lead guitarist of the Stone Roses from 1984 to 1996. Since leaving the band, he has released two solo albums. Squire is also known for his role in defining the now-iconic visual aesthetic of the Stone Roses.

‘Disinformation’ will be accompanied by a fully illustrated catalogue featuring an interview with Squire by artist Michael Joo.

John Squire: Disinformation Galleries 2 & 3 11th September – 10th November 2019 Private View: Tuesday 10 September, 6-8pm
Newport Street Gallery

The Dust That Turns in Sunbeams 2019 Photographed by Prudence Cuming Associates ©John Squire
The Dust That Turns in Sunbeams 2019 Photographed by Prudence Cuming Associates ©John Squire

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