Newport Street Gallery presents a solo exhibition of paintings by John Squire (b.1962).
The exhibition, titled ‘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.
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.
A large group exhibition of works from the collection will run alongside ‘Disinformation’. Displayed across four galleries, this will be the second show of selected works from the collection after ‘Simulation/Skin’ in 2017. The exhibition will include both major artists and emerging names.
Images: (Left) John Squire, No Signal, 2018 © John Squire. All rights reserved. Prudence Cuming Associates, 2019.
(Middle) John Squire, The Dust That Turns in Sunbeams, 2019 © John Squire. All rights reserved. Prudence Cuming Associates, 2019.
(Right) John Squire, The Way Things Aren’t, 2018 © John Squire. All rights reserved. Prudence Cuming Associates, 2019.