Michael Schwab

MA work

My work investigates a different way of seeing that moves away from the central perspective of the camera and uses manifestations of technology to bring about a more abstract, dynamic, and even contradictory, visual space.

I use a number of methods such as selecting blobs of colour in images, mapping urban spaces and distorting shapes and figures, which I rework within a variety of media. These include drawings, prints, photographs, rapid prototypes and installations.

The work critically challenges preconceptions of technology by advancing an artistic understanding that allows us to see the world from the hypothetical perspective of radical technology.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Fine Art

    Programme

    MA Photography, 2007

  • My work investigates a different way of seeing that moves away from the central perspective of the camera and uses manifestations of technology to bring about a more abstract, dynamic, and even contradictory, visual space.

    I use a number of methods such as selecting blobs of colour in images, mapping urban spaces and distorting shapes and figures, which I rework within a variety of media. These include drawings, prints, photographs, rapid prototypes and installations.

    The work critically challenges preconceptions of technology by advancing an artistic understanding that allows us to see the world from the hypothetical perspective of radical technology.

  • Experience

  • Lecturer in Photography, Suffolk College, Ipswich, 2006; E-learning Coordinator, RCA, 2006; Talks, Seminars, Conferences, Visiting Lectureships, Nationally and Internationally, 2004
  • Exhibitions

  • Productive Matter: Materialising Research, Cafe Gallery Projects, London, 2007; Notions of Drawing, CIP House Exhibition Space, London, 2006; Soul Windows, Domo Baal Gallery, London, 2002
  • Awards

  • Grants for the Arts, Arts Council England, 2007