Preview Friday 24th August, 6-8pm
Exhibition continued 27th August – 7th September Mon – Fri, 9am – 5pm
Artist Cornelius Quabeck exhbited a series of portraits that he has made whilst being based in Glasgow since January 2016.
Usually based in Dusseldorf, Wasps first met Cornelius when he did our Anna Lobner Glasgow/Dusseldorf exchange in 2010.
Whilst being based in Glasgow, Cornelius has been working on a series of paintings at home and in Glasgow Independent Studios and has also been making brush pen and black ink portraits of a multitude of new friends, artist colleagues and musicians from Glasgow’s thriving cultural scene.
Many of these portraits have been made in All That is Coffee, the café in South Block Studios and it feels very special to be able to show all these portraits together in the space before Cornelius moves back to Dusseldorf.
The exhibition ‘Glasgow Girls and Boys’ showed all 46 portraits in one place for the first time, and also created an interesting portrait as a whole, of many of those that work in Glasgow’s art scene.
“I’ve been focused on painting since I was a student in Dusseldorf in the mid nineties and couple of years ago I decided to go back to working from life. To actually sit in front of another person and turn that moment into a portrait is a magical moment for me. I started drawing portraits in Dusseldorf but when I moved to Glasgow in 2016 I thought it could be interesting to ‘record’ the meeting of new friends, artists, musicians as drawings. The title ‘Glasgow Girls and Boys’ refers to a historic group of Scottish artists and I thought it would be a nice way of referencing a historic moment, adding a bit of balance to it and trying to create a contemporary portrait of Glasgow.”