John Squire — Disinformation
2019 Hardback 84pp 315 x 240 mm (13 x 10 inches) Conversation with Michael Joo Published by Other Criteria Books ISBN: 978-1-912613-03-8 Price: £25 RRP £50
‘Disinformation’ presents a brand new series of paintings by John Squire. These large-scale works 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. The book also includes a conversation between Squire and the artist Michael Joo and accompanies an exhibition at London’s Newport Street Gallery (11 September to 10 November 2019).