About

Seeking to explore the politics inherent in our built environment, Euan Lynn’s approach aims to highlight how it is possible to radically redefine the most mundane of spaces, reactivating the political intent in design of these locations and bringing it to the fore.

With a focus on material and texture, and working across multiple mediums including photography, painting, and sculpture, Euan’s work simultaneously reflects on the relationship between the art and architecture of the Modernist movement, and on how our experience of the urban landscape can be altered to reveal the hidden cities that lie before our eyes. In doing this, the politics of a space can be inverted or revealed – removing us from the late-capitalist metropolis, and providing us with an alternative way of experiencing the city, perhaps closer to the radical intentions which informed its design.

The strands of Euan’s work weave together threads of constructivism, psychogeography and high and low cultures colliding to produce a vision of an environment shaped, but not limited by, the ideals of 20th century modernism, and suggests alternative uses such as skateboarding as a way of reclaiming the original utopian spirit of these spaces and artworks.

Euan Lynn
b. 1994, North Shields, UK

Contact
Email: euanlynn@gmail.com
Tel: 07545132957

Education
From 2017 - Master of Fine Art (MFA), Northumbria University
2017 - Studio Program, Berlin Art Institute
2012-15 - BA in Contemporary Photographic Practice, Northumbria University

Exhibitions
2018
O', Baltic 39, Newcastle Upon Tyne (group)
Strange Pursuit, Vane, Newcastle Upon Tyne (group)
2017
u.A.w.g, 404 | Berlin Art Institute, Berlin (group)
2016
- In Cahoots, Hoults Yard, Newcastle Upon Tyne (group)
- En_counter The City, Holy Biscuit, Newcastle Upon Tyne (group)
- Artist Takeover, Laing Art Gallery, Newcastle Upon Tyne (group)
2015
- Béton Brut, LensBasedSpace, Newcastle Upon Tyne (solo)
- FloatArt, Bargehouse Gallery, London (group)
- Reveal, Gallery North, Newcastle Upon Tyne (group)
2014
- Traversive, Dance City, Newcastle Upon Tyne (group)
- Urban Fictions, Holy Biscuit, Newcastle Upon Tyne (group)
- Panacea, Ampersand Inventions, Newcastle Upon Tyne (group)
- Panacea, Gallery North Project Space, Newcastle Upon Tyne (group)
2011
- A Luta Continua!, Side Gallery, Newcastle Upon Tyne (group)

Publications
2018

Newcastle Upon Tyne Walkway Map, Newcastle Upon Tyne Modernist Society
O', catalog accompanying MFA interim exhibition
2015
- Béton Brut (self published)
- Skateboarding As Fine Art Practice (self published)
- Skateboarding As Artistic Practice (in 12-15)
2014
- Art Concret (self published)
- RAD (self published)
- TRASH (self published)
- Heads Up (4-part series) (self published)
- Spots/Signs (self published)

Residencies/Awards
2017 - Artist in residency at Berlin Art Institute, Berlin
2016 - Artist in residency at “InCahoots”, Newcastle
2015/16 - Artist in residency at Graduate Studio Northumbria, Newcastle