We are very happy to welcome Carne Griffiths’s return to Slate. He installed his work for the latest 6 week exhibition over the weekend of 23/24 February.
Carne draws with a fountain pen, then paints over the top in tea and other liquids, which have a unique effect on each work. He has a strong interest in floral imagery as well as a talent for drawing people – real and imagined. Please do take the time as you pass Slate to consider Carne’s paintings.
Carne affixing one of his pieces onto the Slate boards
Carne says “I’m thrilled to be showing a representation of my work in Slate, the pieces displayed are limited edition prints of original work created in ink and tea over the last 2 and a half years. They include a triptych of work printed in collaboration with fine art publishers Harwood King. They are layered screenprints over giclee base with precious metal leaf hand worked details.
“In addition to the triptych there are 3 brand new editions, Beautiful Decay, Unity and Bauhinia, all are currently showing, in their original form, at Above Second gallery in Hong Kong as part of an exhibition curated by the fantastic Coates and Scarry, the work is showing alongside works by Pure Evil, Nigel Cox, Nick Waler, Angela Lizon, Carlo Cane and many other exciting names in contemporary art – I am delighted to be a part of this and equally delighted to show the same work in my home town.”
There is a lovely write-up in the local paper about Carne’s techniques and practises – click here to read the article.