'In The Future' by Mike Hughes!

With the Degree show just around the corner it seems like all eyes are on the Art School and the new batch of graduates but in recent months there's be a slew of shows by the Graduates in Residence. The programme is aimed at helping a few lucky graduates keep up their artistic practice by providing them access to studios and the facilities at Grays. This might not sound like much but not having to worry about covering rent for a studio or working in your bedroom is a huge bonus, especially with a lack of affordable studios in Aberdeen!

I recently covered the 'Inbetween Outcomes' group show which saw work from Print Making & Sculpture graduates but just a few months back saw Painting Graduate in Residence Mike Hughes unveil a new body of work titled 'In The Future'. Mike has been a regular featured artist on the blog since his degree show in 2012 and has been incredibly busy with his Real Nice Co activities including the current 'Feast Your Eyes' event which you can watch as it happens via uStream here. 'In The Future' saw Mike explore his fine art painting with the use of abstract shapes and bright and bold colours which really made the work pop! Thankfuly Fresh Lab Visuals were on hand to document the show and produced a cool edit which you can spy below. Along with the video you can also read an indepth interview over on the Fresh Lab Visual site so have a peep and find out a bit more about Mike. 

I'm looking forward to see how 'Feast Your Eyes' comes out and might just pop down for a look this weekend and of course the Grays School of Art Degree Show 2015 opens on the 19th June so ill be wandering around that and will hopefuly be seeing some amazing work!

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