Mike GOLDBY<br/>
<em>Blue hoodie</em> (2022) <!-- (recto) --><br />

inkjet print and silver 35 solar tinting film<br />
(120.3 x 79.5 cm) (image and sheet)<br />
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne<br />
Purchased, NGV Supporters of Contemporary Art, 2022<br />
2022.1565<br />
© Mike Goldby

Mike Goldby

Photo: Maria Sanchez Martin

Mike Goldby
Canada born 1991

Level 3
NGV International
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These life-sized colour images show the disjointed torsos of figures moving through city crowds in downtown Toronto. We see a businessman in a grey pinstripe suit, a young woman in a royal blue hoodie and the back of a figure in a suede jacket walking away, photographed at waist height. These photographs capture the experience of being within a crowd. Mike Goldby has overlaid his prints with a highly reflective film that is most often used to cut glare and heat reflection in buildings. On his photographs this treatment partially obscures the images and heightens the sense of the transient nature of crowds as random reflected movement animates these otherwise static images.

Mike Goldby is a photo-media artist based in Toronto. He completed his BFA in Integrated Media at Ontario College of Art & Design University in 2013. He has exhibited internationally in Toronto (Franz Kaka, Gallery 44, Sibling, Jr. Projects, Tomorrow, Art Metropole, Division Gallery), New York (MAW Gallery), Brussels (Mon Cheri), Berlin (Future Gallery) and Paris (Galerie Chez Valentin). He currently lives and works in Montreal where he is an MFA candidate.

Purchased with funds donated by the Eva and Tom Breuer Foundation, 2022