Kim Seong Jae and Andrew Welsby among the ones to watch at GSA's 2013 Degree Show
A showcase of the brightest new talents at the Turner and BAFTA-rich Glasgow School of Art
It may be a bit of a cliché – see the stars of tomorrow, today – but in regard to the Glasgow School of Art graduate degree show, it’s actually true. And given that GSA regularly turns out Turner and BAFTA prizewinners as well as other artists of international renown, it’s little wonder that this annual event is so eagerly anticipated.
Last year’s public showcase of the school's varied artistic disciplines was a real success and one work to watch out for among this year’s batch is Korea’s Kim Seong Jae’s 'The Comedians, Flat 2/2' from the series '24 Elizabeth St'. Working in his own Glasgow flat and inspired by a selection of photographers, Jae uses latex masks to create a series of eccentric ‘self’ portraits portraying fictional characters based particularly around Govan.
Another name that stands out is Andrew Welsby, a Master of Research in Creative Practices. His 'drawing machine constructed to behave in accordance with the rules of cybernetics at work' couldn’t be more literally or clearly explained. Utilising an oil-drum that rebounds off the sides of a defined space, the theme here is the manufacture of Scottish identity as the work becomes a product of its own environment.
The Lighthouse, Glasgow, Sat 14 Sep–28 Sep.