Tony Swain ‘Other Planets are Available’

Installation view ‘Other Planets are Available’, Kunstverein Freiburg, 2015
Kunstverein Freiburg

Tony Swain (born 1967 in Lisburn, N. Ireland) paints on newsprint, a material that not only fragile, but also threatened as print media are seemingly rendered increasingly obsolete by online equivalents. Swain’s fragmentary pictures correspond to the dismemberment of information on the pages where he paints. His delicate and meticulous compositions critique a culture that demands quick information and effect. This is Swain’s first institutional solo exhibition in Germany.