Mick Peter

Mick Peter
Mick Peter, Almost Cut My Hair 2014. Installation view The Hidden Gardens, Glasgow, 2014

Part of GENERATION - 25 years of Contemporary Art in Scotland

Glasgow based sculptor Mick Peter (Born 1974) transforms drawn imagery derived from fiction, illustration and graphic design into three dimensional installations. Sketches and squiggles are transformed in scale and remade in substantial materials such as concrete, acrylic resin and polyurethane. The resulting sculptures, despite their robustness, have an uneasy feeling about them, as though they are not yet entirely complete. In the pre-digital era, any element that belonged on the final page was illustrated or hand-cut, copied and pasted. Peter often takes this process one step further, folding images into new shapes to create the basis of his sculptural forms.

 

For GENERATION Mick Peter has as created a pair of 'folded' sculptures for The Hidden Gardens (which is situated to the rear of Tramway), derived from his method of working directly from manipulated drawings. In this instance the characters are stylised hippies who have taken up residence on the lawn, the backdrop providing a counterpoint to their odd sense of scale.