Artist

“Talking About the Future” is a new series of work inspired by this year’s 46th Habatat International Invitational theme, Contemporary Influences. Throughout many years of working with glass and the human figure I have touched on the work of many artists and art forms throughout history. Among these has been the contemporary British artist Peter .....

“Talking About the Future” is a new series of work inspired by this year’s 46th Habatat International Invitational theme, Contemporary Influences. Throughout many years of working with glass and the human figure I have touched on the work of many artists and art forms throughout history. Among these has been the contemporary British artist Peter Howson, a figurative painter who came to my notice in the mid-1990’s. He was part of a group young artists that came out of Glasgow School of Art in the early 1980’s who took on a new brutalism when depicting the human form. Howson’s use of caricature and over exaggeration of the body along with his sympathy for the human condition, heightened by being a war artist in Bosnia, resonated with me. Peter Howson is an artist whose work I revisit over and over again. With these two new pieces, Talking About The Future and Try Not To Get Involved” This Time, made especially for the International Invitational exhibition, I am exploring ideas of misinformation and the evil intent behind the manipulation of the truth in our society and politics.

-David Reekie 2018.

Join us!

Habatat Glass invites you to celebrate the
46th year of our International Glass Exhibition.

We are extremely proud to have founded the oldest and largest annual glass exhibition in the world.
Grand Opening: Saturday, April 28 at 8pm | Exhibition April 28- June 22