The new ltd edition print Barrier is now available from the online shop

signing

Barrier was created for exhibition at Stroke Art Fair in Munich, 2013.  The original was shown with Coates and Scarry and is one of the few pieces featuring a male subject.  The original is created with expressive graphite lines and then layers of ink stripped back with boiling water.  The piece also features a delicate barbed wire motif printed with a rubber stamp as if in a wallpaper pattern.

‘The piece represents freedom from self imposed restraints, belonging to a series in which the artist explores our relationship with nature and pattern, using floral motifs such as wallpaper as a 2 dimensional divide between ourselves and nature.’

Ed Size: 75
A/P’s 5
Size 70 x 50cm
Price £250

The new print ‘Still’ has been released ahead of May’s solo exhibition in Milan.. http://www.carnegriffiths.com/shop-2/still/

still

New post over at http://www.carnegriffiths.com

Floral explosion

Floral explosion

Head over to the new website now for more details.

beautiful decay

Please note that the new website is to be found at http://www.carnegriffiths.com

Click here to go there now,

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This evening sees the opening of 2 exhibitions which I am really pleased to be showing work in, Multiplied art Fair at Christie’s, and Factory Project at Red Bull Studios in London .  Coming swiftly after a great solo show with Ink’d Gallery in Brighton – (have to say a huge thanks to them here was such a great experience) – The exhibitions run only for a few days but both pack a punch with some incredible artists and galleries participating and what’s more, they are both free to attend.

Factory Project

I’m delighted to be showing the new piece of work the storm at a London gallery for the 1st time. The exhibition, Factory Project III features some of London’s most accomplished Urban / Contemporary and Video Artists who will be exhibiting works from the 11th Oct and throughout Frieze Art Fair 2012.

Themes explored by the exhibiting artists include the use of the female form as a means of expressing and exploring human emotion as well as political and spiritual ideas across an array of mediums.

Also on show will be video and light installations by guest artists, music videos and live paint as well as Mint Magazine DJs.

Artists featured include…
Inkie / Richard Morrissey / Robert Sample / Masha Gusova / Zeus / Joanna Scislowicz / Jewel / Fin DAC (Beautiful Crime) / Carne Griffiths / Cosmo Sarson / Carrie Reichardt / Danny O’Connor / David Scheinmann /Bea Gibson / Laura Tinald / 9mary / Tom Pope / Che Frantz / bUKo/ Naomi McElhone

Private View / Opening party: 11th October (Guest List Only)
Red Bull Studios
155-171 Tooley Street, London, SE1 2JP

The event is open to the public from Friday 12th October till Sunday 14th October from 10am – 6pm.

 

Eyestorm Art

Exclusive to Eyestorm Gallery – the print Stray Pleasures will be showing at this year’s Multiplied Art Fair along with the new Triptych of prints Immortal, Mortal and Eleven, produced by Fine Art Printers Harwood King.  Also at the Eyestorm stand will be recent work from Lucie BennettHenrik SimonsenNigel GrimmerDelphine Lebourgeois and Mark Hayward alongside key pieces from Maurizio Cattelan and Peter Davies, and they are launching a brand new screenprint publication from Jacky Tsai

Hope you can make the shows as they both run for only a few days.

Some new work in the pipeline.. a little change of direction and some new experiments coming together – more information very soon.

 

 

 

Fri 12 October 9am-7.30pm
Sat 13 October 11am-7.30pm
Sun 14 October 11am-6pm
Mon 15 October 9am-5pm

 

Free entry

Multiplied Art Fair
Christie’s (South Kensington branch)
85 Old Brompton Road
London
SW7 3LD

 

12 -15 October Multiplied Art Fair 2012
Christie’s South Kensington
85 Old Brompton Road
London SW7 3LD

It’s a crazy busy time for seeing artwork!! As well as the solo exhibition which is now in it’s second week at Ink’d gallery in Brighton, this weekend sees the closing of the East17 arts Trail and the opening of the nearby Wanstead Arts Trail, and next week sees the opening of the Wing Assignment at Red Bull Studios featuring over 40 artists work and showing the new piece 2 for Joy.

Fragments

The exhibition at Ink’d is the biggest collection of work I have shown to date and also the most focused.  The workreflects on a hectic 2012 and is a reaction and contemplation of events that have had an effect on the early part of this year.  I won’t lie.. it’s been a tough time, emotionally it has been a roller coaster year with massive highs, and some really difficult times too.  The work reflects this quite openly. The shards of glass that are prominent in this collection of work developed from the falling thorns in the piece one for sorrow which hangs at the back of the gallery at Ink’d. The increased chaos and noise in the work is elevated too.

1 for sorrow reflected on the helplessness of a situation in my personal life at the time, it was an exorcism for this frustration and the process of creating the work was a huge help to me in dealing with the situation.  Talking about this type of work is difficult but I think it is important to understand the relationship between daily life, and what happens in the studio. Most of the work I create is emotionally driven, it is a response to specific situations and the beginning of a piece of work is almost always impulsive, as is it’s creation.  Some of the larger works however, span larger periods of time and their creation, although relying on these type of impulses also involve times of deliberate contemplation on the subject.

Of the works showing as part of the fragments exhibition, ‘1 for Sorrow’ and’ the Storm’ both underwent a similar process and this is reflected in the finished work.  They may not be as light or as clean as other works in the gallery, but the grit and grime of these pieces honestly represent the journey gone through to bring the piece to it’s conclusion. They are both real battles in terms of their creation and the emotional involvement in the work.

If you would like to see the work on show – the exhibition ‘Fragments’ is open daily at Ink’d gallery in Brighton and runs until the 6th October, alternately you can see and buy all work from the show including the newly released giclee prints Guilt, Comfort, Fragment, and the triptych, Mortal, Immortal and Eleven produced by Harwood King.

The Wing Assignment

Inspiration for 2 of the pieces created this year and a planned series of continued work comes from the wonderful wing assignment project devised and curated by Nina Farrel a former colleague at Maidstone College of Art.  As well as providing a platform and outlet for the piece 1 for sorrow, the project seemed intertwined with what was happening in daily life.  Following 1 for sorrow, the piece 2 for joy is again an intensely personal reflection of receiving the news that I am to be a father to twins this September. Amazingly as timing would have it – the opening of the exhibition coincides with our delivery date.  It will be a shame to miss the exhibition as it features a work that is a real contrast to other pieces created this year, it has a real softness and warmth and is purely concerned with our relationship with nature and if you look very carefully beyond the flower of life symbol…

   

The Wing Assignment opens on the 19th September – if you would like to attend the private view on the 20th September, please contact me via email, as I have a very limited number of guest tickets (including my own which I will be giving away as I will be busy elsewhere!)

For more information about the exhibition which contains the work of over 40 artists, visit the wing assignment homepage at http://thewingassignment.tumblr.com/

Age of East 17

This weekend is the last chance to see this great exhibition, brought together by Nadiya Tokarska, at Tokarska gallery Walthamstow.  Just a short walk from Blackhorse Road tube, along forest Road.  The exhibition features artwork from Carne Griffiths, paintings from Jason Hawkridge, a Mark Burton photography exhibition about the Olympic Torch in Waltham Forest, and paintings from Nadiya Pavliv-Tokarska. The Tokarska Gallery is one of the best permanent galleries in the local area, so it is well worth a visit if you’re exploring the E17 Art Trail (which we will blog about separately).

I am delighted to be showing a small series of floral works, amongst the newly released triptych of prints from Harwood King

 

 

 

Wanstead Arts Trail

I am delighted to be showing work again as part of this year’s Wanstead arts trail, at the Beautiful Blush Temples florist on the high street.  Opening today, the small collection of work on show represents the first steps to working as a artist full time.  Although they are tighter and show a stronger influence of embroidery design, the pieces show clearly the transition to finding a style of working and to breaking free from the constraints of floral embroidery design in different ways.

 

Following the busy month of september, I will be showing work at the following art fairs, with Eyestorm and Coates and Scarry.

MULTIPLIED ART FAIR CHRISTIES 12TH – 15TH OCTOBER  EYESTORM

AFFORDABLE ART FAIR BATTERSEA 25TH – 28TH OCTOBER 2012 COATES AND SCARRY

AFFORDABLE ART FAIR HAMPSTEAD 1st – 4th NOVEMBER 2012 EYESTORM

The ‘Fragments’ exhibition at Ink-d Gallery is now open until the 6th October 2012

The show presents over 40 new original pieces of work and includes new limited edition prints, a collaboration with fine art printers Harwood King, and a new print to ‘Fragment’ to accompany the exhibition.
Here is a taster of the works on show and what you can expect – for a full list of works for sale or to buy online – please visit the Ink-d website at http://www.ink-d.co.uk/artists/carne-griffiths-fragments/all or much better – the gallery itself.

Cheers – Carne

I am really excited and extremely privileged to be showing a collection of new work at Ink’d gallery from the 6th September – 6th October 2012.

I have shown work with Dan and the team at Ink-d since early 2011, and am thrilled to have the opportunity to show this new collection of originals, miniatures, and a set of new prints., both self published and through Harwood King Fine Arts, who I have been working with on producing an edition of the Triptych created in November last year.

Ink’d have a great approach to showing artwork, the gallery is always busy with a range of dynamic fresh and exciting artwork and they have hosted exhibitions from emerging and established artists including Dan Baldwin, Sir Peter Blake, Eine, Carrie Reichardt, Andrew McAttee, Jake Wood Evans, Ian Hodgson and Zachary Walsh.

If you would like to put your name down for the guest list and attend the Private view on the 6th September – please email gallery@ink-d.co.uk
Here’s some images of the prints to be launched in September…


Detail from Mortal with screen printed  iridescent gold, green and copper leaf alongside varnish layers .

Varnish layers and silver leaf catching the light on the print ‘Eleven’, blocked in areas have been scratched back to reveal detail..

iridescent inks are translucent allowing the detail to show through but as they catch the light reveal the overdrawing in green.


The studio at Harwood KingFine Art Printers

I’m happy to invite you to visit the studio at Norlington road from the 12th – 22nd of July.
66 Norlington Road – Leyton E10 6LA

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I have been busy coordinating an exhibition featuring the work of 35 artists to be shown in the common parts of the studio as part of this year’s Leytonstone Arts Trail.  The exhibition, entitled ‘When the Walls Come Down’  will open with a party on the 12th July and will feature performances by Grassy Noel & Ape and will host a number of open studios.

The opening times for the exhibition will be Thurs 12th July 4-7 pm, Fri 13th July 3-6 pm, Sat 14th July 10-5 pm, Sun 15th July 12-5 pm, Mon 16th July 4-7 pm, Tue 17th July 4-7 pm, Wed 18th July 4-7 pm, Thurs 19th July 4-8 pm, Fri 20th July 3-6 pm, Sat 21st July 10–5pm, Sun 22nd July 12-5pm.

Pieces on display at the studio include work made over the last 2 years with a focus on new pieces either in process or recently completed, with some of the preparatory work building for a solo show this September with Ink’d Gallery.

New Print Launched

Eyestorm Art

Exclusive to eyestorm is the new print ‘Stray Pleasures’ a collaboration with celebrity photographer Rankin.

Stray Pleasures by Carne Griffiths

Angie Davey writes about the new work over on the Eyestorm blog…

“I have to say we’re all very excited here at Eyestorm about the works in Carne Griffiths’ latest project. The result of an exciting proposal from well-known portrait photographer and co-founder of Dazed & Confused magazine Rankin, they see Carne take the photographer’s fashion snaps to a whole new level by transforming them into his distinguishable ink and tea masterpieces for Rankin’s new biannual music, fashion and lifestyle magazine Hunger.”

   
The cover of Hunger Magazine and some pages of the feature

“Sexy, sultry and perfectly composed, the five illustrations mirror Rankin’s signature style of portrait photography and are displayed in the magazine as an eight-page fashion shoot, complete with credits to styling, hair and make up and clothes listed just as an ordinary feature would have. The model is Rankin’s wife Tuuli who he often uses as a subject and so the end result is essentially a series of portraits of her, beautifully captured by Carne’s artistic hand.

Of the five original unique pieces Carne produced for the Hunger article, one (which is personally owned by Rankin) has been released as a limited edition print titled Stray Pleasures, exclusively available to buy through Eyestorm from today.”

Click here to see all the works in more detail on the eyestorm website.

Exhibitions


The Art Pavilion (Mile End Park), Clinton Road, London E3 4QY
Friday 13th July, 7pm.

I will be showing 2 pieces of work at Mile End Pavillion as part of this year’s Regent’s Canal Festival.

Regent’s Canal Festival celebrates the 200th anniversary of the London canal. While raising awareness of environmental issues and the wildlife it provides an excellent platform to deliver a wide range of artistic disciplines – Highlights are ‘Tales from the Tunnel’ an incredible audio-visual experience through Islington Tunnel created by Oddscene & Phuq, ‘Venetian Bite’ celebrates the Venetian carnival in Little Venice, sculptures made from recycled material of the ‘Rubbish Art’ series, pedal powered open-air cinema and a floating ‘Origami Armada’. Alongside the canal crossing between Little Venice and Mile End Park a unique festive atmosphere is create through performance, dance, music, market stalls and workshops for children.

70 Artists 7 Days showcases a fast paced journey through cutting-edge contemporary art, Regent’s Canal Festival is pleased to present work from 70 most promising artists of our age. With Walera Martynchik, Kjell Folkvord, Mariella Roos, Matt O’Donovan, Phillip Firsov, Carne Griffiths, Poppy Green, Carrie Foulkes.

The Art Pavilion (Mile End Park), Clinton Road, London E3 4QY
Friday 13th July, 7pm.


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