Eddie Lock

Eddie Lock

Carne Griffiths

Carne Griffiths

Carne Griffiths’ fascination with drawing focuses on a unique manipulation of the drawn line, weaving human, geometric and floral forms in a dreamlike fresco. Working primarily with calligraphy inks, graphite and liquids, he takes the viewer on a journey into figurative abstraction that dances poetically between raw mark-making and highly stylised aesthetic.

Originally hailing 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. His designs were used for the costumes 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 both in the UK and overseas, with work shown at The Royal Academy, The London Original Print Fair, Stroke Art Fair, The London Art Fair, and he has had solo Exhibitions in Brighton, Hong Kong, Milan and Hamburg. Carne’s illustration work has witnessed him collaborate with the leading British photographer Rankin for a six-page feature in Hunger magazine, and he has featured in publications worldwide, notably creating work for several covers of the New York Observer and English Heritage magazine. Carne was recently featured in the FT How To Spend It, which showcased his recent Queen Elizabeth II portrait piece, created for The Stafford Hotel, London. His most recent intervention is the solo show Flight, which premiered at the Capital Club in Dubai Autumn 2017.