Artist in Residence
Glen Pudvine is a figurative painter working through themes of identity, existentialism, the everyday, pop culture and medieval and renaissance iconography. Searching for connections between these themes and experiences from the artists life, Pudvine creates new motifs that communicate a broader curiosity for who we are and where we are. During his residency he plans to spend time discovering the histories of painting in the area. He also wants to develop his practice of working from life by capturing artists on the residency and the people that live there. Describing his reference points he has said, “I go to The National Gallery in London a lot. I like Cranach, Hans Holbein (The Ambassadors, of course). … I look a lot at Bosch. The experience of going to see works from Giotto or Caravaggio in churches is as much of a reference point too. The atmosphere of those places of worship is incredible and enhances the gravitas of the message.”
Pudvine (b.1989, Chester, UK) lives and works in London where he graduated from the Royal Academy Schools in July 2019 after finishing his BA in Fine Art at Leeds Metropolitan University in 2011. He has had two solo shows, Portals, Xxijra Hii, London (2022) and Slugulus The White and The Penance of Saint Glen, J Hammond Projects, London (2021). His work was featured in several group exhibitions, including Blob, TJ Boulting, London (2022); Virile, House of St Barnabas, London (2022); An Ode to Orlando, PI Artworks, London (2022); Death By The Sea, with Dominic Watson, Quench Gallery, Margate (2021); Young Monsters, Lychee One, London, (2019); Royal Academy degree show 2019, Royal Academy, London (2019); Premiums: Interim Projects 2018, Royal Academy of Arts, London (2018); New Contemporaries 2017, Block 336, London and Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art, Newcastle (2017-18); Addams Outtakes, Roaming Projects, London (2017); Something Like You, ANDOR, London (2017); Tired and Clever, Westminster Waste, London (2015); Every Emotion Under the Sun, Plaza Plaza, London (2015); and Tossed Salad and Scrambled Eggs (with Jesse Wine), Cactus Gallery, Liverpool (2015).