Pybus Michael - Pan
Appropriating visual sources and phrases from all corners of modern culture, British artist Michael Pybus uses the language of contemporary society as a means of commentary on consumerism and the icons of our era. Creating dynamic pastiches of various ephemera from advertising, television, and other aspects of popular culture, Pybus uses his art as a vehicle for both himself and the viewer of his work to consider the ways in which our identities and existence are formed by these various elements. His goal is to encourage a critical look to the ways in which these fragments come together to frame our world, and in doing so he begins to dismantle it. Born in 1982, Pybus earned his BA in Fine Art at Goldsmiths College in London in 2004 and subsequently completed his MA in Sculpture at the Royal College of Art in 2006. He has been an active exhibitor of his work in locations around the world. Recent solo exhibitions include “Hive Mind” at Jonathan Hopson Gallery in Houston, Texas, and “Pretend the world is funny and forever” at Amor in Mexico City, Mexico (2017); “soft play” at Lungley in London, United Kingdom (2018); and “Reality Apathy” at Tatjana Pieters in Ghent, Belgium (2019).