Carne Griffiths: Fragments – Drawings in Tea and Ink at Ink_d on artrepublic.com
Exhibition running from Sep 07 2012 until Oct 06 2012
Ink-d gallery are presenting a comprehensive solo show with contemporary artist Carne Griffiths. Ink-d have been exhibiting Carne’s work since he rediscovered his passion for drawing in 2009. His unique style has proved extremely popular and Carne has numerous sold out prints and originals under his belt.
Carne’s images explore both human and floral forms, figuratively and in an abstract sense. He is fascinated by the flow of line and the ‘invisible lines’ that connect us to the natural world. These may be considered lines of energy or spiritual connections between ourselves and our surroundings, and his work is often an emotional response to images and situations encountered in daily life.
These daily images are recorded in a dream like sense onto the page where physical boundaries are no longer important. Carne’s work takes us on a journey of escapism, often focusing on scenes of awe and wonderment. His delicate drawings offer a sense of abandonment to the artist, and to the viewer an invitation to share and explore this inner realm.
Griffiths works primarily with calligraphy inks, graphite and less conventional art liquids, such as tea, brandy and vodka. His artwork is born from a love of drawing and the journey of creating an image on the page.
Originally from Liverpool, Griffiths graduated from Kent Institute of Art and Design in Maidstone in 1995. On moving to London he undertook an apprenticeship as a gold wire embroidery designer which led to a successful 12 year career 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, as well as many of London’s Savile Row tailors.
Since establishing his own studio in 2010, Carne has exhibited in the UK at the London Original Print Fair at the Royal Academy, the London Art Fair in both 2011 and 2012, and overseas at Urban in Ibiza in 2011 and Arts After Dark, New Orleans in 2010. Carne has recently completed a collaboration with the British photographer Rankin for a feature in the 2nd edition of Hunger Magazine.
The works exhibited in this new show display Carne Griffiths' unique style and exceptional skill. Many of his largest originals to date can be seen alongside some exquisite small pieces. As part of the exhibition ink_d are launching three limited edition prints, ‘Comfort’, ‘Guilt’, and a beautiful new triptych.
OPENING HOURS: Monday – Saturday: 10.00-18.00. Sunday: 12.00-16.00
The Storm, Ink & Tea Drawing Original 90 x 90cm
Seed Of Life, Ink & Tea Drawing Original 60 x 80cm
Fragment 2, Ink & Tea on watercolour paper Original 15.3 x 20.3cm