Contemporary art

Carne Griffiths

United Kingdom 1973

Carne Griffiths
Carne Griffiths
United Kingdom
February 20, 2015
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Carne Griffiths is a British artist who works primarily with calligraphy inks, graphite and liquids, such as tea, brandy and vodka. Griffiths’ fascination with drawing focuses on the creation and manipulation of the drawn line. Images explore human, geometric and floral forms, in a combination of both literal and abstract translation and in response to images and situations encountered in daily life. Images are recorded in a dreamlike sense onto the page where physical boundaries are unimportant. His work creates a journey of escapism which focuses on scenes of awe and wonder, projecting a sense of abandonment and inviting the viewer to share and explore this inner realm.

Originally from Liverpool, Griffiths graduated from the Kent Institute of Art and Design in Maidstone in 1995. After completing a one-year KIAD fellowship and moving to London he served an apprenticeship at the longest-established gold wire embroidery firm in the world. Here he worked as a gold wire embroidery designer for twelve years, eventually becoming the creative director. Carne produced intricate designs for the military and the film, theatre, fashion and advertising industries. His designs were used for the uniforms in the films Valkyrie, The Last King of Scotland, and in particular his ‘Red Death Coat’ was used in The Phantom of the Opera. Carne’s elaborate floral designs for Asprey were included in their first ever catwalk collection and his work was featured on the embroidered cover of the 80th Royal Variety Performance programme in 2008.

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. In 2013 Carne had solo exhibitions in Milan and Hong Kong, and a further Solo in 2014 with Inkd Gallery in Brighton. Carne also collaborated with the British photographer Rankin for a feature in the 2nd edition of Hunger Magazine early in 2012.

YearExhibition TitleGallery/MuseumSolo/Group
2015Affordable Art FairHong KongGroup
2015Love Art FairToronto, CanadaGroup
2015Affordable Art FairNew York, United StatesGroup
2015London Art FairIslington, London, UK Group
2014Moniker Art Fair Truman Brewery,London, UK, Group
2014OriginsInkd Gallery, Brighton, UK Solo
2014Affordable Art FairMexico City, Mexico, Group
2014Affordable Art Fair De Overkant, AmsterdamGroup
2014Affordable Art Fair New York, United States, Group
2014MixLawrence Alkin Gallery, London, UK, Group
2014See Art Fair Tunbridge Wells, UK, Group
2014Affordable Art Fair Hampstead, UK, Group
2014Horn of Plenty London, UK, Group
2014Affordable Art Fair Hong Kong, Group
2014London Art Fair London, UK, Group
2013Invisible Lines Above Second Gallery, Hong Kong Solo
2013Sanguine Elizabeth Weinstock, Los Angeles, United States Group
2013Art GuitarsWest London Art Factory, London, UK Group
2013Moniker Art Fair London, UK Group
2013Mardy - Joint ExhibitionBen Oakley Gallery, London, UK Group
2013Memorabilia London, UK, Group
2013Affordable Art Fair Hampstead, London, UK Group
2013Star Walls The Stone Space, London, UK, London Group
2013You've been framed W3 gallery, London, UK Group
2013Greenage 1380 Tradicionatta, Milan, Italy Solo
2013Stroke Urban Art Fair, Praterinsel, Munich, Germany Group
2013Solo Exhibition, Ashdown Gallery, Forest Row, UK Solo
2013Fig' Group exhibitionVyner Street, London, UKGroup
2013Joss Searchlight, Charity ExhibitionLondon, UKGroup
2013Trailblazers Above Second Gallery, Hong Kong Group
2013London Art Fair Inkd Gallery Group
2012Affordable Art Fair Battersea, London, Uk Group
2012The Wing Assignment Red bull studios, London, UK Group
2012FragmentsInkd Gallery, Brighton, UK Solo
2012Eden - Solo exhibition / Installation The Stone Space, London, UK Solo
2012Art For Hearts Sake, Charity Auction London, UK Group
2012London Art FairLondon, UK Group
2011Journey Gallery 90, London, UKSolo
2011Urban in Ibiza Atzaro, Ibiza Group
2011Old Boots New LacesTruman Building Brick Lane, London, UK Group
2011Contemporary RomanticsDegree Art Gallery, Vyner St, London, UK Group
2011Guilty Pleasures and Modern VicesBrick Lane, London, UKGroup
2011SortedBrick Lane, London, UK Group
2011London Original Print Fair Royal Academy Group
2011New in Old OutInkd Gallery, Brighton, UK Group
2011London Art Fair Islington, London, UK Group
2010100sqftLondon, UK Group
2010Arts After DarkNew Orleans, United StatesGroup
2010100sqft 5New Orleans, United States Group
2010Send Me A Postcard DarlingBrixton, London, UK Group
2010Inspired by MorrisWilliam Morris Gallery, London, UKGroup
2010Dissenters ChapelLondon, UKGroup