Carne Griffiths is primarily working with calligraphy inks, graphite and liquids, such as tea, brandy and vodka. 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’ that connect us to the natural world. Be mesmerized by his art through this interview.
When did you decide to become an artist? And where?
What media do you use for your artworks?
Do your artworks convey an emotional content? Such as anger, sadness, excitement, calm, etc?
Is there a specific color that dominates most of your artworks?
Lines are very noticeable in your artworks. Why lines and what emotional effect do the lines create?
As an artist, is there a social message you are trying to communicate? If so, what is it and why?
Is there a symbolic imagery in your artworks?
What do you see as the role of the artist in society?
The artist can be many things, one who documents, one who enlightens and amuses, and one who provides an escape route from the mundane.
More about Carne Griffiths
Since establishing his own studio in 2010, Carne has exhibited in the UK at the London Original Print Fair at the Royal Academy, the London Art Fair in both 2011 and 2012, and overseas at Urban in Ibiza in 2011 and Arts After Dark, New Orleans in 2010. Carne also collaborated with the British photographer Rankin for a feature in the 2nd edition of Hunger Magazine early in 2012. For more details about his original artworks, go to his Behance profile and website.