John Crossley RWS, LG
John Crossley originally from Essex and having spent many years in London, now lives and works in Suffolk. John's work is a masterful interplay of colours, shapes, patterns, and textures. Always bold, the works on paper in oil or gouache invite conversations.
John says, "Colour has developed into one of the major components within my work, an integral part of the process of defining ways of seeing the world within and around me; trying to establish a cohesive and sensual statement to heighten and enhance a sense of the actual rather than the imaginary. My work sets out to explore issues of memory, intimacy and location. Image and colour are evoked to reveal a contemplative space where time, silences and distance coexist to create a narrative, allowing an internal conversation that embraces the viewers contribution to the on going dialogue."
John studied sculpture at St Martin's School of Art, and spent time working for Anthony Caro in the 1970's. He was elected to the London Group in 1978. John was a senior lecturer at Chelsea College of Art and Design and managed the Camden arts Centre from 1975 to 1985. He was elected an Associate Member of the Royal Watercolour Society in 2015 and became a full member and Junior Vice President in 2017.
John has exhibited widely in both solo and group shows throughout the UK, including recent solo shows at Eames Fine Art Gallery in London. His work is held in many private and public collections in the UK including the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, Belgium, France, - Picasso Museum, Ireland, Singapore, Switzerland, and USA.
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