About

cropped-Twitter-image-Cliff.jpgCliff Crawford – Visual Artist

Having both a degree in Fine Art and a Masters in IT, I experience the tension and synchronicity of these divergent disciplines. Using traditional and digital media in isolation, in combination and iteratively, I produce sets and series of images to explore real and perceptual change.

We are physically and conceptually defined by the tools we use and understand. We anchor ourselves to the spotlights of our competencies, nodes in networks of change surrounded by shadow. I represent perceptual change by exploiting different tools; applying physical and digital media creates many perspectives but simultaneously hints at a singularity.

My work involves manipulating observational sampling and gestural line quality to invite a sensory response. I use repeating images to look again at what may have been overlooked and so produce overlapping layers of interpretation and dialogue, creating a visual narrative.

Qualifications

MSc Information Technology – Leicester De Montfort University

PGCE Art and Design Education – Leicester Polytechnic

BA Hons Fine Art – Loughborough College of Art and Design

Exhibitions

Transitions, October 2017: Murmurations Gallery, Bexhill

Summer Salon, July 2017: Martyrs Gallery, Lewes

Summer Open, July 2017: Murmurations Gallery, Bexhill

A Splash of Colour, May 2017: Murmurations Gallery, Bexhill

Equinox, March 2017: Murmurations Gallery, Bexhill

Winter Open Exhibition, December 2016: Murmurations Gallery, Bexhill

Summer Open, August 2016: Murmurations Gallery, Bexhill

Affordable Art Fair, July 2016: Murmurations Gallery, Bexhill

Obliterated Crow – Solo Exhibition, May 2016: Murmurations Gallery, Bexhill

Rising Talent, April 2016: Hastings Art Forum, Hastings

Draw It Again Art Challenge: Winner and featured artist January 2016: ArtNoise.org.uk

Winter Open Exhibition, Dec 2015: Murmurations Gallery, Bexhill

Tensional Structures: Bedfordshire CC Exhibition in Greece

Sculpture for Environmental Impact: Bedfordshire CC Community Arts Project

4 Ways into Landscape: Nottingham Castle Museum, Nottingham

Member of

AxisWeb, www.axisweb.org

Blue Monkey Network, Towner Gallery, Eastbourne

DLWP Artists Crit Group, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill on Sea

Murmurations Gallery, Parkhurst Road, Bexhill on Sea

You can follow me on Twitter @clifffart

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Email me cliff@cliffface.co.uk

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