Best of Collective: Consignment - Glenn Ibbitson
From time to time something hits the Collective floor that deserves a special mention. This weeks highlight comes from an artist based in west Wales Glenn Ibbitson and his project reflecting on the issue of human trafficking, Consignment.
'In paintings, prints and film, Glenn Ibbitson uses the human figure, constrained within the frame, as a metaphor for any individual confined by political oppression, the most obvious being that of a prisoner or a person being ‘trafficked’, whether by coercion or voluntarily. The paintings, all square in format, may be hung anyway up, further suggesting the discomfort and vulnerability of the figures within, needing to adjust their cramped positions as crates are moved.'
Glenn recently exhibited this piece as part of The Natasha Project launch night and his work is currently represented in private collections across six continents of world.
- Header photograhy credit: Daniel Bradley
- All other images copyright: Glenn Ibbitson