Artists who have participated in exhibitions at Griffin Gallery are featured below.
"We all have an image of ourselves eating an ice cream at a birthday party, lining up for a family portrait, performing in the school play, if not we recognise the form. These photographs provide the evidence for the construction of our personal narratives. The desire for unique moments, the significant point in the story, is a powerful desire.
But what do we do with this desire, based upon values deriving from the capture or representation of something unique, when we live in a culture built upon the ability to repeat? A culture where mass (re) production guarantees consistency, where to cut, paste and copy is only two clicks of one hand?
We sift through a flood of representational images which are portrayals of conventions rather than evidence of the content they purport to show.
My work centres around drawings developed from collaged photocopies of anonymous internet images. The drawings exaggerate processes of repetition and conventions of posed portraiture, whilst maintaining the nostalgic desire for the unique hand-crafted work."
Short listed for ‘Griffin Art Prize 2013’ in November 2013.
1981, Belfast, N Ireland
MA Fine Art – Wimbledon College of Art, London, 2010
BA (Hons) Fine Art – Falmouth College of Art, Cornwall, 2003
- For more information about Griffin Art Prize visit the website: www.griffinartprize.com/uk
(Last updated 28.03.2016)Share