Pictured with Oskar Kokoschka's  "Tigerlöwe"

Pictured with Oskar Kokoschka's "Tigerlöwe"

CRAIG HARPER

"Working in ink, I am drawn to the mysterious and ideas relating to "the Uncanny". I  have an interest in fiction, urban myths, the supernatural and black humour. I approach a drawing with a loose narrative in mind, aiming to create an image with an overall visceral quality.

Painting in colour allows me to explore subject matter and ideas of a different nature to my ink drawings. Working in acrylic, I feel inclined to paint images relating to my own life, surroundings and memories. The medium allows me to build an image in a completely different way to ink, layering the painting from the background to the foreground."

Craig studied painting at Gray's School of Art in Aberdeen, Scotland graduating in 2011. He went on to study at the Royal Drawing School in London and Cambridge School of Art.