Pam Glew, born in 1978, is a Brighton based artist best known for her distinctive paintings on fabric. The artist uses dye and stitch to paint, deconstruct and distress vintage materials in her own breed of painting. Glew started making artwork on flags and textiles around 2007 as a response to war, notably 'Afghan Girl' later appeared on the front cover of Le Monde Newspaper.
Flags, quilts and textiles are used to explore and question how identity is constructed by the places we inhabit. The artist often incorporates bleach and mixed media. Paint, inks and pigment are applied to found fabric adhered to panels, incorporating Japanese prints, vintage denim and heirloom quilts.The use of textiles; washing, dyeing and sewing cloth and images of women are a nod to the scarcity of women artists documented in the history of art.