CRAIG FISHER: FLAT SPACE
27 OCT – 26 NOV 2022
Craig Fisher makes paintings, objects and large scale sculptural installations, often employing textiles to question representations of violence, disaster and its aftermath
Recent works employ a formal abstract visual language to explore ideas of pictorial disruption, interruption and spatial collapse through an investigation of the abandoned spaces and the architectural ruin.
Fisher explores the pictorial, sculptural and ‘site specific’ boundaries of art practice.
The work situates itself by exploiting and employing contradictory methods, referencing both figuration and abstraction; juxtaposing the pictorial with the sculptural as potential spaces of slippage, which allow for discoveries beyond confined and referenced fields of art production.
Solo exhibitions include a space in a space in a space, Lakeside Arts Centre, Nottingham, UK (2022); Rack ‘ n’ Ruin, The Trophy Room, The Royal Standard, Liverpool, UK (2018); Homemade Devices, Beach Gallery, London, UK (2013) Pretty Disastrous, James Freeman Gallery, London (2012). Recent prizes include Nottingham Castle Open 2014 Purchase Prize, (2014) and he was selected for an international artist residency at Villa Lena Art Foundation, Italy (2016).
He lives and works in Nottingham.
The article through the lens of an invigilator is available to download in pdf format below. Written by Ann Carragher. Artist, Senior Lecturer, and current Practice-based Ph.D. candidate at Manchester Metropolitan University.