Xmas Voucher & String Theory

Here’s a little Xmas offer for those still following the blog

String Theory is now available from the Shop here and if you use the voucher code spring50 there is £50 off, for the first 12 orders only

Thanks so much for following the work and looking forward to seeing where it goes with you in 2016.

Carne

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24 Hour Print Flash Sale

Delighted to be launching the print ‘Inner Worlds’ price starts from just $25 at 10:30am PST or 6:30pm GMT today, 4th December.

http://derbby.com/carnegriffiths/innerworlds

Prices increase by $1 on each sale – get in early 😉

Inner Worlds by Carne Griffiths (Custom) (2)
Dimensions: 16″w x 20″h  Archival Ink (Pigment Based) printed on 330 g/m2 Epson Hot Press Bright White Paper

Mystery Postcard Set

Here’s a few pics of work from 2015 turned into a postcard set.

You can purchase the set online here

Each piece is printed onto 350gsm board and has a postcard layout on the reverse with details about the original piece.  The postcards form an edition of 3500 cards, each card is hand signed by my fair hand and editioned in the left hand corner in pencil.  Furthermore – you can choose a personalised hand drawn envelope for these postcards making them an ideal gift or stocking filler for xmas.  Thanks for following the blog and sorry I’ve been away so long 🙂2015 set smallString Theory PostcardFly PostcardRara Avis postcard

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Factory Project III / Multiplied Art Fair

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

Exhibitions and Trails

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

Live Performance @ Debut this Wednesday and more news from the studio….

On Wednesday of this week I will be doing a live performance over at Debut Contemporary with Michelin Star Chef Nicola Batavia.  Nicola is the owner of Casa Batavia in Notting Hill and specialises in creating unusual egg dishes – for the performance we will be combining calligraphy, eggs, tea and ink with culinary flair at the presentation of Debut’s Art School Awards at their Gallery in Notting Hill.  If you are as intrigued as I am!, send an email over to rsvp@debutcontemporary.com to get on the guest list – Wed 4th July from &pm..

This collaboration came about as a result of my work with Debut Contemporary and the collaboration with fashion brand JOYCE earlier in the year.  I will be displaying a gift set of the work used by JOYCE which includes 5 printed metal eggs which were  available in vending machines across Hong Kong as part of the ART-SPIRATIONS project, part of JOYCE’s continuing commitment to working creatively with artists.

2 for Joy

The newly created  piece of work – 2 for Joy will also be on display at the gallery  .  The piece coincides with some monumental events in my personal life and I am delighted to be showing the piece with Debut Contemporary.
Hope you can join me there for a celebratory drink!

2 for Joy – Detail – Ink and Tea on Paper – showing from the 4th July at ebut Contemporary.

L’Art de la Radiance

I am delighted to announce that I have had 2 pieces of work selected for the continuing exhibition ‘L’Art de la Radiance’ curated by Alvin Goh in Hong Kong.  The first exhibition was held in a 20,000 sq foot venue on
12nd April 2012  just for 1 night but due to overwhelming response, Cle de Peau Hong Kong have decided to extend the exhibition.

The re-run venue will be held at “The Space”  http://www.thespace.hk/ from July 19-31. The work below will form part of the exhibition which also features the work of 21 Artists selected by Alvin Goh, the online catalogue of the exhibition is available here

Ink’d Gallery Exhibition

Busy in the studio this week making preparations for the September solo show at Ink’d gallery( from Chaos) where I will be unveiling some brand new works / prints / and miniature pieces not seen before – If you’d like to come to the private view please put the 6th September in your diary and send a little mail to gallery@ink-d.co.uk they will put your details on their mailing list so you get lots of notice.  I have some brand new work available through ink-d too – you can check out the new originals and prints page on their website here

Here’s some sketches and pieces on the go in the studio..

De chao ordo.Ink and Tea on paper 75 x 56cm

Chaos, Ink and tea on paper 75 x 56cm