Mike Inglis

Website: http://www.michaelinglis.co.uk

Email: factflood@hotmail.co.uk

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treechurch installation - recycled material / mixed media - 8m x 8m x 2.5m

treechurch interior | decay shrine - recycled material / spraypaint / gold leaf - 2m x 4m

songs from the beginning of the world - hand made cloth boxes each containing 6 screenprints - 35cm x 50cm - edition of 8

dark matter installation - screenprint / spraypaint / 3D model / sound work

foreign bodies 1 - screenprint - 35cm x 50cm - edition of 17

dumfries outsider shrine - mixed media / spraypaint / transfer printing - 2m x 2.25m x 0.6m


Statement

Mike Inglis practice explores the creative possibilities that exist between public art and outsider art. He enjoys making publically sited work that explores transitional spaces that “outsider art” often inhabits as well as bleeding these practices into work for more traditional gallery spaces. He is particularly interested in found materials and adhocist approaches to construction. The focus of his research engages in a direct dialogue with outsiders or isolated communities, their dogmas or doctrines becoming the core of shared dialogues. He is interested in exploring ideas that surround superstitions and belief systems in a wide variety of outputs from installations and films to drawing and printmaking.

Mike is currently carrying out a project which examines, maps and explores outsider art culture and adhocist practices here in Scotland as well as establishing links with northern European outsider organisations and artists ultimately creating new knowledge and developing a new body of work which will be shown at Edinburgh International Art Festival in 2018 at the City Art Centre.

He has details of an earlier project that give an insight into his process : a reclaimed recycled structure situated in the perthshire woods called tree church. https://vimeo.com/artisticreflections/mike-inglis

Mike also teaches visual communication at Edinburgh College of Art within the school of design where he pursue’s research based around his art practice and his interests in outsider art.

Biography

Mike Inglis graduated from Duncan of Jordanstone in 2000 and has balanced his own arts practice with a teaching position in the art school system. He currently teaches visual communication
 at Edinburgh College of Art within the School of Design where he also pursues research based around his art practices and in particular his interest in outsider art.
He is a member of the European Outsider Art Association and also curates and organises symposiums, workshops and exhibitions of outsider art.

CV

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