Craig Fisher

Craig Fisher makes large-scale sculptural installations using variousfabrics / materials that question representations of violence anddisaster. He collects and employs images of violence, disaster and it’saftermath from Film, TV and the Media in the production of his sculpturalinstallations and painting. On viewing his work the overall impression isthat you are being transported by your TV to the latest media disaster: Oris it a film set – Kill Bill meets South Park, The Shining via The Wizard ofOz and then back again through Bowling for Columbine! Ideas of filmic orcartoon violence are juxtaposed with decorative and ornamental motifs;the sense of saturation at play in the work makes it easy to miss thehorror due to the seductive nature and materiality of the artwork. Fishercreates an aftermath of multiple popular references, which need to beunpicked.
Craig Fisher (b. 1976) graduated from Goldsmiths College, Universityof London with an MA in Fine Art in 2000. Fisher has exhibited his worknationally and internationally.Recent solo exhibitions include, James Freeman Gallery, London (2012),Millais Gallery, Southampton Solent University, Southampton (2008) andGalerie BK, Bern, Switzerland (2008).Fisher has been included in group exhibitions at venues such as SpaceStation Sixty-Five, London, Danielle Arnaud contemporary Art, London,Catalyst Arts, Belfast and Grand Union, Birmingham (2012), SouthLondon Gallery, London (2010), Artspace, Sydney (2007) and Mark MooreGallery, Los Angeles (2006).Fisher curated Pile, Surface Gallery, Nottingham (2010), which then wenton to tour to Chapter Arts Centre, Cardiff, (2011)

Da Bomb by Craig Fisher