Artists Info are delighted to be working with Carne Griffiths, one of the best-selling and most exciting artists to emerge from the UK in recent years. He is one of the guest judges on our judging panel for our Art Competition Illuminate the Globe in association with Eli-Chem artist’s resins. Find out more about our FREE TO ENTER competition below...
More about Carne Griffiths
Working primarily with calligraphy ink, graphite and liquids, such as tea, brandy, vodka and whisky, Carne draws and then manipulates the drawn line into flowing organic patterns creating the most beautiful artwork.
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 and at 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 photogrpher Rankin for a feature in the 2nd edition of Hunger Magazine.
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.