Detroit-based artist Glenn Barr gives life to isolated characters living in a bleak world, drenched in the grit and haze of a post-apocalyptic urban dreamscape. With a nod to old master painting, pulp art and cartooning, he invites viewers into the unknown and its otherworldly narratives.
In preparation for his debut solo exhibition at the gallery, Invisible World, Barr spent his evenings watching classic science fiction films into the early morning, taking screen captures along the way of astronauts, heroines and surreal creatures. In the video below, watch as the artist uses one of these stills (visible in the background) to create his transcendent painting, Channel 31.
Photography by Craig Hejka and edited by Daniel Isley