Christian Newby

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Christian Newby’s recent works are made from fabric and carpet, screen-printed photographs and watercolour. These take the domestic interior and, more specifically, the fictitious interior as their starting point; the ordinary and homespun accoutrements of intimate space reflected as an infinitely charged connotative platform.  His latest works reflect a specific interest in finding immediate pleasure in the abbreviated mediations of film trailers, posters and seeing art in print or on-screen rather than first hand. The inability of the image of the image – or object – to graphically relate all of its content or associative potential is at the heart of his practice. The ability to shift meaning and improvise, as well as to employ techniques that obscure hierarchies of between the fine and applied arts, is central to his work. Christian Newby was born in Virginia Beach, USA. He lives and works in London.

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