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DAVID CRAWFORD
Artist statement
 
"I like the notion of “Poiesis“. Bringing images and symbols into the visual realm, that go on to inhabit a shared human threshold through their aesthetic engagement and viewer reflection.
My Artworks can of course be read on many levels. Occasionally I just enjoy experimenting with colour and form. I am aware I have historically had a penchant for Nature and Landscape as subject matter. The play of light on a mountain or the preternatural feeling of a forest. Exploring natural forms in search of a “Prisca theologia”perhaps? 
I’m also not sure a visual language can be adequately described by words alone. It seems almost a betrayal of the true depth of an image to attempt to speak its full meaning linguistically . Far better to consider an artwork over time and see what comes to mind. I don’t however view my artworks from a singularly structured aesthetic paradigm or position. Rather its curiosity that propels me onwards. For me art ought to be both poetic and enigmatic, as opposed to purely empirically informed literal work.
 
If my own artworks have a certain look then I hope it’s a dynamic allusive one".
DAVID CRAWFORD
2023
 
Brief biography
David was born in Newcastle upon Tyne and spent his formative years in the North East of England. 
 
He graduated with a Fine Art BA (Hons) degree in 1987 and his Curriculum Vitae lists multiple postgraduate qualifications. 
 
David worked as a specialist commercial Portrait Photographer, before concentrating upon his own artistic career.
To complement his personal visual arts practice David studied Art History at Oxford University, England.
 
He has historically presented at national conferences and taught on a sessional basis in several UK universities on a range of diverse topics.
He currently runs a successful studio in the North East of England. 
 
He resides in rural Northumberland.
 
He has exhibited internationally and across the UK. 
 
His work is held in numerous private collections.
All Solo exhibitions are prefixed by 'David Crawford' below.
2024 EXHIBITIONS
The Biscuit Factory Open studio event. Newcastle upon Tyne. 16 March - 17 March 2024
David Crawford. "Metaphysical" . NSCFC. North Tyneside. 2 January - 31 January 2024.
 
2023 EXHIBITIONS
 
Newcastle
Open studio event
25 November - 26 November 2023.
Biscuit Factory studios.
Newcastle Upon Tyne.
UK
"Narrativas Exhibition" in Brazil.
4 March - 18 March 2023
Echos Studio
R.Pelotas,400 - Vila Mariana.
São Paulo - Brazil.
"Monochrome: International Photography Exhibition".

3 February - 28 February 2023.

Glasgow Gallery of Photography.

57 Glassford Street, Glasgow G1 1UG.

January 2023 International group exhibition 'A Moment in Time' with associated exhibition catalogue release
https://www.cistaarts.com/amomentintime
 
David Crawford. "No more benign skies". The Exchange Theatre. North Tyneside. 1 December 2022 to 10 January 2023.

 
2022 EXHIBITIONS
"VOX EXHIBITION."  10 - 23 December 2022.
Echo's StudioRua Pelotas 400, Vila Mariana Sao Paulo, Brazil.
David Crawford. "No more benign skies". The Exchange Theatre. North Tyneside. 1 December 2022 to 10 January 2023. 
 
2021 EXHIBITIONS
David Crawford. "Interlude exhibition" . NSCFC. North Tyneside. 1 December 2021 - 31 December 2021.
 "Abstract".
 29 September - 23 October 2021.
 Fronteer Gallery. Sheffield.
Virtual Art Exhibition "Voices of Earth - A celebration of life on Earth". 12 June - 12 July 2021.
Art from Heart CIC. London.
National online Creativity and Wellbeing Festival week. North Tyneside. 17 - 23 May 2021.
ATS online exhibition 2020. 28 October - 1 March 2021.
An Talla Solais Gallery. Ullapool. Scotland.

 

2020 EXHIBITIONS

ATS online exhibition 2020. 28 October - 1 March 2021.
An Talla Solais Gallery. Ullapool. Scotland.
David Crawford."The Shadow". NSCFC. North Tyneside.1 October 2020 - 31 Oct 2020. *Cancelled due to coronavirus*
The Peoples Gallery.
The Photography Show.NEC, Birmingham.England.
19 - 22 September. 2020. *Cancelled due to coronavirus*
David Crawford. "The North".
Gallery 45. Felton, Northumberland.England.
27 June - 6 August 2020.
 
2019 EXHIBITIONS
The Biscuit Factory Open studio event. Newcastle upon Tyne. November 2019.
"Let's talk about the Anthropocene". University of Brighton. Grand Parade gallery. Brighton. 27 July - 2 August 2019.
The Biscuit Factory Open studio event. Newcastle upon Tyne. March 2019. 
David Crawford. Twelve Prints. NSCFC. North Tyneside. 1 December 2018 - 5 Jan 2019.
 
2018 EXHIBITIONS
David Crawford. Twelve Prints. NSCFC. North Tyneside. 1 December 2018 - 5 Jan 2019.
The Peoples Gallery. The Photography Show. NEC, Birmingham. 17 - 20 March 2018.
David Crawford. A Retrospective. Gallery 45. Northumberland. Feb/March 2018.
 
2017 EXHIBITIONS
 
Brodrick Gallery, Kingston upon Hull, East Riding, Oct/Jan 2018.
Winter Showcase Exhibition, Nov/Dec. 2017. Hebden Bridge. West Yorkshire.
IGA London exhibition May/June 2017.
 
INTERNATIONAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS
In 2017 David was awarded a "by invitation only," Portfolio account by Lens Culture after his submission in the 2017 Magnum Photography awards. Portfolio accounts offer global exposure for selected photographers.
 
LIMITED EDITION PRINTS
All prints are produced using the finest professional quality inks which ensure archival standards.
A selection of Davids art works are on permanent display in studio 10 at the Biscuit factory in Newcastle upon Tyne.
Contact now to arrange a private viewing or to purchase art works.

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