Julian Grater: Arctic Mirage

Saturday 16 March – Saturday 20 July 2024

Venue: Sir John Madejski Art Gallery Reading Museum

Arctic Mirage brings together an ongoing body of work by Reading-based artist Julian Grater which explores the contemporary high arctic through painting, drawing and photography.

Informed by research and development trips over many years the work is about Grater's experience of Greenland, a region of increasing geopolitical, environmental and social change as it collides with the modern era. Change on both a glacial and human level are brought together in a series of intense portraits of Greenlandic people.  Large, bleached out paintings and abstracted photographs immerse us in a sense of uneasy introspection.