Mark Lyken has spent the last month in Residence at Recoat Gallery, creating a series of original paintings for his first solo exhibition.
The show will consist of a series of new works which he describes as "Abstract Meditations on the Digital World." As our interactions and communications become progressively more mediated and facilitated by technology, our connections to one another seem increasingly fragile. As we become increasingly connected through personal technology and social networks are we becoming alienated from each other and ourselves?
Lyken is compiling experiences of online life to use in the exhibition. Get involved and post anonymously bit.ly/wWGrsC.
Lyken is a motivated artist and musician. His work has developed dramatically over the last few years. 2011 saw the release of his "Bit Rot" album, a solo print show at XOYO, London, he participated in 9 group shows across the UK, the Sublime Project with IOTA, and was selected as the Scottish Artist by Moniker Projects for the Wagamama Art and Eat Project.
He will create a mural in the space and compose a piece of music that will be available for free download from Gamma Proforma from the opening onwards (gammaproforma.com/lonelinessmachines).
The exhibition will open 7-10pm on 10th February and run 12-6pm Tues to Sun till 4th March at Recoat Gallery, 323 North Woodside Road, Glasgow, G20 6ND.
The Facebook Event is here- facebook.com/events/138684439581595/
Thanks to Rob at Gamma Proforma for editing the film and to Mateusz Sleczka for filming it.