Monday, December 17, 2012

Paintings in Ink Tea and Alcohol / Carne Griffiths

 Paintings in Ink Tea and Alcohol  

UK-based illustrator Carne Griffiths creates these striking portraits with uncommon medium examined as tea brandy, vodka, whiskey, graphite and ink calligraphy. His drawings most frequently explore human and floral forms, as, says he's "fascinated by the flow of line and the 'invisible lines' that connect us to the natural world.

Carne Griffiths’ artwork is born from a love of drawing and the journey of creating an image on the page. Working primarily with calligraphy ink, graphite and liquids, such as tea brandy, vodka and whisky he draws and then manipulates the drawn line. After graduating from Maidstone college of art Carne served an apprenticeship and worked as a gold wire embroidery designer for 12 years, hence floral pattern, repetition and flow play a large part in his work.

Carne’s images explore both human and floral forms, figuratively and in an abstract sense. He is fascinated by the flow of line and the ‘invisible lines’...
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