A prominent figure in Glasgow’s contemporary art scene, Luke Fowler’s work explores the limits and conventions of biographical and documentary film-making. This has resulted in comparisons with British Free Cinema of the 1950s, which represented a new attitude to film-making that embraced the reality of everyday, contemporary British society. In adopting the roles of artist, curator, historian, film-maker and musician, Fowler creates impressionistic portraits of intriguing figures. As montages of archival footage alongside new recordings, interviews, photography and sound, Fowler’s films offer a unique and compelling insight into his subject. Fowler was born in Glasgow and studied at Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art, Dundee, from 1996-2000.
He is represented by The Modern Institute, Glasgow and has been shortlisted for the 2012 Turner Prize.
Image Credit: WEA Archive, TUC Library, London Metropolitan University. Photo: A.S. Parkin