Carl cbd

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Digital Artwork,
Painting, Photography

 

 

Carl cbd

email:
carl@freeway7.co.uk
www:
www.artinliverpool.com/carlcbd
Qualification: Bachelor Arts Degree in Fashion and Textiles, Liverpool John Moores University

Digital Artwork/ Painting/ Photography

statement:
My work sees the battle between designer, poet & artist plus human & computer technology to create highly colourful paintings, collages, digital canvases & projections for indoor & outdoor use.

Bringing opposites & attraction to the forefront of the viewer, from edgy scratched black & white drawings, recycling artworks, to vast & vibrant canvases, projections.

As a celebrator of life & brought up as a Catholic in Manchester my initial outlook of the world was through this establishment till leaving school. 

After studying Art in Manchester & Liverpool, I travelled across Europe & America working for different fashion-houses in both continents, working under the constraints of other people.

I now enjoy the freedom & expression I now have within my work combining freehand & digital imagery, always in a series of images & words related to a theme or project made for public viewing.

news:
exhibitions:

Winter 2010                          The Joshua Tree (till end of March)                        Cheshire

·         A collection of vibrant black & white drawings & a highly vibrant digital piece of artwork based on two vast journeys.

Winter 2010                   Waterside Arts Centre (till May)                                  Manchester

·         This single piece of digital work for the Centre’s Open Exhibition, playsex, is a dark vision of our lives & cravings, a possessed nightmare that haunts our fears & pleasures.

Winter 2010                          CPAC                                                       Cheshire

•    Closer sees the battle between artist, poet & designer as well as the insight into a small but tightly enclosed unit of portraits reflecting on harmony & despair, life & death, adult & child.  The coming to terms with imaginings & balance using digital media including film & print plus drawings/ collages – recycling materials, paints, paper etc.  

Autumn 2009                       Headspace                                               Liverpool

•    From the digital series, pleasureSINthetics, playsex is a dark vision of our lives & cravings, a possessed nightmare that haunts our fears & joys.  Whilst Shine is the second part of three rudiments revealing the power & wonder of light & the sun. The exaggeration on colour limitation within See offers red as three separate colours mixed with the harsh & vibrant use of blacks, greys & whites in the triptych, Truth

Autumn 2009                       Castle Park Art Centre                           Cheshire

•    Faith, from the digital sequence Reveal, is the depiction of humanities private identity & beliefs through mythology, religion, & dreams.  Whilst Manuscript from the series MD-01, is a gallant digital statue depicted from the Roman Empire, the gargantuan dominance of this great city across the world brings a classic portrayal & architectural prosperity.

Summer 2009                       Mix It Up                                                  Merseyside

•    The seven pieces of artwork that make up 7:ds invite us through a passage of despair & exploitation as drawings, though the series also undertakes  paintings, poems, digital canvases & ultimately a film/ projection to the composition of Kurt Weill, The Seven Deadly Sins, though this can in addition be viewed as a diminutive movie exclusive of music.

Summer 2009                       Brindley Arts Centre                               Cheshire

•    Part of a number of highly energetic & colourful works based on landscapes created from a month’s long trip to Australia.  sisters (landscape), is the third piece in this sequence depicting the Blue Mountains within the New South Wales region

Spring 2009   Headspace, Liverpool
•Collection of vibrant black & white drawings & highly colourful paintings based on two vast journeys

2009-Current   Comme Ca, Manchester
•Bringing original artworks into public view & available for everybody to enjoy on a daily basis

2005-Current   Motorway & Roadside Viewing, North West
•Collections of vast & vibrant digital canvases on fields, buildings etc adjacent to roads & motorways across the region

1991-2005   Developing style & content for artwork, North West
•Strive to achieve a technique of working to facilitate design, art & poetry that can be accessed within both the commercial & established artistic & cultural worlds

1989-1991  CBD, North West
Design Consultant
•Designing, developing and training design teams for international textile houses and studios.
•Assessing systems and procedures concerning performance for companies in the textile industry.

1988-1989  Kim Clark Design, London/North West
Textile Designer
•Designing for a company with an international reputation for high fashion textile design.
•Designing in both paper and computer format.

gallery
all images are copyright the artist unless otherwise stated
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‘Manuscript’
– 5.4m wide x 2.3m high with full colour detail trimmed to size with reinforced eyelet
‘Faith’
– 5.4m wide x 2.3m high with full colour detail trimmed to size with reinforced eyelet
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‘A-oz2’
– 5.4m wide x 2.3m high with full colour detail trimmed to size with reinforced eyelet
‘se7en’
– 5.4m wide x 2.3m high with full colour detail trimmed to size with reinforced eyelet
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‘Mirr0rs’
– 5.4m wide x 2.3m high with full colour detail trimmed to size with reinforced eyelet
‘Dream-Maker’
– 5.4m wide x 2.3m high with full colour detail trimmed to size with reinforced eyelet
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