Christian Newby

Christian Newby

Running Tights and Compression Socks (2015)

Newby takes the domestic interior and, more specifically, a fictitious interior as his starting point; the ordinary and homespun accoutrements of intimate space reflected as an infinitely charged connotative platform. For Studio_Leigh, his fused glass door reflects the above interests, as well as space in a flat image. The door becomes a very matter of fact architectural element that relies immediately on whether or not it has actively been given any formal attention. And a stained glass door, if put in the right location, becomes a very active participant in a space. Depending on its placement or time of day, Newby’s work can engage with a space in myriad ways.

Christian Newby (b.1979, Virginia Beach, US) currently lives and works in London. He holds a BA in Sculpture and Extended Media from the Virginia Commonwealth University and an MFA from the Glasgow School of Art. Exhibitions include: Blue and Blonde and Among the Living, Space in Between, London (2013); Parlour Apes (solo), Transmission Gallery, Glasgow (2011); Art + Chips, MOT International Project Space, London (2013); Le Club des Sous l’Eau, Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2013);Interior 301, Galerie Alain Gutharc, Paris (2013); Converse/Dazed & Confused Emerging Artist Award,shortlist in association with Whitechapel Gallery, London (2013). Christian Newby is represented by Space In Between, London. 

Winner of the Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant 2016.

Christian Newby

Running Tights and Compression Socks (2015)

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213 x 91 cm

Fused glass and steel frame

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