Craig Fisher, Do it Yourself, 2010, mixed media. Photo: Craig Fisher

Craig Fisher

Resident Artist
STUDIO A14
www.craig-fisher.com

Craig Fisher makes large-scale sculptural installations using various fabrics / materials that question representations of violence and disaster. While the individual details of the installations Fisher makes may reference the latest in avant-garde design, the overall impression is that you are being transported by your TV to the latest media disaster: Or is it a film set – Kill Bill meets South Park, The Shining via The Wizard of Oz and then back again through Bowling for Columbine! Fisher creates an aftermath of multiple popular references. Familiarity, confused by representational play recedes leaving a nightmarish playground of soft-edged things to consider. The theatricality of the paintings/installations Fisher makes allows the viewer to engage in a narrative interplay, the sense of saturation at play in the work makes it easy to miss the horror due to the seductive nature and materiality of the artwork.

He is particularly interested in playing with boundaries, mixing techniques of art and craft, referencing both ‘high’ and ‘low’ culture and juxtaposing the pictorial with the sculptural as potential spaces of slippage, which allow for discoveries beyond confined and referenced fields of art production. The audience are asked to perceive this ‘state-in-between’ as a challenge to their habits of looking.

Fisher is interested in exploring notions of interdisciplinarity as a way of examining the boundaries between disciplines. He interrogates the use of textiles and non-traditional materials within Fine Art Practice as a way of considering its subversive potential and to question predetermined boundaries.

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