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Carnegriff

Carne Griffiths
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My Bio
Born in Liverpool and spent much of his childhood drawing. Studied Illustration at Maidstone college of Art in 1992 graduating with a 1st class BA Hons in 1995, made a fellow of the college along with colleague Dan Baldwin. Together they curated the Shynola exhibition at Islington’s Candid Arts Gallery in 1996.

Early influences include the animated work of the Brothers Quay, the drawings of Andre Masson, Paul Klee and Leonardo Da Vinci as well as the influence of outsider artists Adolf Wolfli, Scottie Wilson, Henry Darger and the drawings of Antonin Artaud.

Started work with M. Hand & Company in 1999, A two year apprenticeship led to a 12 year career, becoming Creative Director and producing elaborate hand drawn embroidery designs for a range of prestigious clients including HRH the Prince of Wales, The Sultan of Oman, Ralph Lauren, Tom Ford, Asprey, Chanel, Burberry and many of London’s Savile Row tailors, as well as designing for films The Last King of Scotland, Valkyrie, The Phantom of the Opera and costume embroidery design for the musical Wicked. In 2008 carne designed the front cover for the royal variety performances 80th anniversary.

First Solo show in Jan 2009 with drawings, based on the automatic process, and created the company 100sqft in November of 2009 bringing together artists from all backgrounds to show their work alongside established professionals, 100 pieces in a 10' x 10' grid www.100sqft.co.uk

Pieces from the Harvest, Carne's new collection of work were shown at Arts AfterDark, Art Egg Studios in New Orleans in October 2010, the piece Rose appeared at the London Art Fair in 2011 represented by Eyestorm and at the London Original Print Fair at the Royal Academy.

Current Residence: East London
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Favourite genre of music: mixed bag
Favourite style of art: surrealist automatic drawing
Operating System: w7
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Favourite cartoon character: popeye
Personal Quote: lose yourself

Favourite Visual Artist
tricky.. not one favourite, Masson, Da Vinci, Artaud, Darger
Favourite Movies
True Romance
Favourite Bands / Musical Artists
Fugazi
Favourite Games
currently limbo
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Tools of the Trade
ink tea
Other Interests
Cycling
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so here we are again, but this time locked down, and time itself seems at a standstill. We are afraid of the unknown and we have forgotten things that we shouldn't have forgotten Now, more than ever, seems the perfect time to contemplate the importance of the natural world.  As things develop I begin to imagine how the world would be if we put as much importance into promoting the natural world as we do with commercial products.  I have created a new body of work using imagery and techniques from advertising campaigns to present nature as if it were a piece of jewellery, a perfume or a luxury item.   This new work is created using inks, teas and alcohols and then embellished with 24 carat gold leaf and Swarovski crystals to reinforce the idea of opulence.  These paintings serve as a reminder to listen more and look further at the beauty within nature. This exhibition will not happen in the usual sense but I have tried to create an experience whereby the work can be
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I have been spending a lot of time in VR.... this is the result!
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Would love some feedback on this piece, experimenting with new inks... is it too busy though ??? https://www.deviantart.com/carnegriff/art/Inky-libes-667802470
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