Luke Fowler

Luke Fowler (b. 1978) lives and works in Glasgow. Fowler's films combine his own cinematography with archival footage, interviews and collaborations with densely layered soundtracks of music, voices and field recordings. He draws on the tradition of British radicalism, from documentary and experimental film to avant-garde music and psychiatry. Often working with subjects that have been culturally repressed or socially marginalised; he uses impressionistic sound and editing to reveal their distinctive logic and politics. These multi-dimensional portraits refuse to simplify the complex relationships that exist between filmmaker, camera, subject and viewer. Fowler graduated with a 1st Class Honours Degree in Fine Art from Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee in 2000. He had a major solo exhibition and mid-career retrospective at The Serpentine Gallery, London in 2009 and will be participating in the British Art Show 2010/11.

Luke Fowler | I would like to extend my deepest gratitude to the Paul Hamlyn Foundation for supporting the continuation of my work. In these grey years of economic uncertainty and cultural instrumentalism, the potential for artistic independence seems to be becoming more and more precarious.