Karsten Schubert London is proud to announce representation of British artist Kirsten Glass.
The gallery has been working with Glass since her solo exhibition Swimming Witches in Room 2 in October 2020. The accompanying catalogue essay by Cathy Lomax remarked that the paintings 'draw us in with their alluring surface, their sprinklings of glitter and patches of intense colour, while also confounding us with their resonating layers of meaning'.
This announcement precedes the gallery's forthcoming solo presentation of Kirsten Glass's work at EXPO CHICAGO in April 2022.
Glass invites us to look at an enchanted world, to step into ritual and reconnect with folklore, animism and magic. She wants the viewer to find pleasure in her paintings and to experience them as fictive worlds with their own life force. For Glass, painting allows for a transmutation of ideas and emotions, finding connections between the material and the imaginary and always hinting at the unknown.
Kirsten Glass (b. Belfast, 1975) received a BA from Chelsea College of Art and Design, London, in 1996, and an MA from Goldsmiths College, London, in 2000. Her solo shows have included Youthinkyoufuckinslick , Alfred Camp, London (1999); Ace Gallery, Los Angeles (1999); Habitat, London (2000); One in the Other, London (2001, 2004); Hales Gallery, London (2006); The Body in the Library, V22 Ashwin Street, London (2007); A Spritz of Absinthe, Xero, Kline & Coma, London (2012); Persephone, Queen of the Underworld, HIX ART, London (2015). Glass has also participated in numerous high-profile group exhibitions, including Death to the Fascist Insect that Preys on the Life of the People, Anthony d’Offay Gallery, London (2001); Beck’s Futures, ICA, London (2002); and Electric Dreams, Barbican Curve, London (2002). She has taught as a visiting artist at the Slade School of Fine Art, Goldsmiths College and Chelsea College of Arts and is an associate mentor for Turps Banana.