Michael Wilkinson: 1979


Michael Wilkinson: 1979


28 × 23 cm | 9 × 11 in
120 ills | 192 pages

Author: Mark Fisher

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This is the first monograph exploring Michael Wilkinson’s work, and includes a rich combination of textual and visual material celebrating the practice and work of this outstanding artist.

Michael Wilkinson is a Glasgow-based artist who has been developing his own distinctive voice. Wilkinson’s visual experimentations have led him to utilise found objects, newspaper cuttings and disparate elements of popular culture from the 1970s to today, as well as exploring the unexpected and sometimes troubling effects of mirrors in the formulation of his pieces.

His works often use and play upon the milestones of art history from Piero della Francesca to Pistoletto. His oeuvre to date has been a reflection of various artistic phases, or, more appropriately, of various fascinations and experimentations. His work refers to the popular music of Pink Floyd and Scritti Politti; the Situationist International; Head Shop Posters and ephemera from the 1970s and 1980s; Malcolm McLaren’s Seditionaries’ shop; Paris, May 1968; and through to the deployment of the latest reprographic technologies and practices.

The book features text by the late Mark Fisher, former journalist for the Guardian, and full page illustrations of this exciting artist's unique work.