John Gribben 2015

John Gribben
Scottish, 1988

Gribben’s main focus was using the idea of collages, creating image that make the viewer wonder if the visuals are digital manipulated or not. He masked his models with ice cream (Glaikit; Scottish for “glazed over”), a flat surface covered in sprinkles, lost identity – a surreal take.

For his new work for I Scream Factory in 2015, John is continuing and developing his previous work ‘Glaikit’. The work is the start of a new ongoing series developing an actual character using Glaswegian slang again as a reference.

The character is Nigel, predominantly used for being alone, isolated or someone with no friends. John creates the images by covering himself in the sprinkles before staging the shot in the studio.