Self-taught artist and habitual doodler, Craww, lives and works in Sheffield, UK drawing inspiration from daydreams, music, comics, nature, gin and an overactive imagination. Living in the country and surrounded by nature he draws inspiration from natural forms, seeking the beauty to be found and embraced, melancholic yet romantic, in the complete cycle of birth, death, growth and decay.
His work is a stream of consciousness ramble through the woods, uncovering secret stories and ambiguous connections, it’s direction influences as much by accident and a short attention span as design. It is a world populated with skulls, crows and melancholic girls embraced by flowing lines and natural forms.
He enjoys seeing his creations taking on a life of their own as their world is realised with a mixture of elegance, balance and disciplined chaos, using oils, acrylic, graphite, charcoal, ink and whatever else is at hand.
Following a career in graphic design, his art is informed by a sense of balance and narrative flow, making sense of the seemingly chaotic drips and washes of colour.
With successful shows in the UK and US, he has found collectors and fans around the world.
2017 ‘Swallowed by the Jungle’, Group Show, Arch Enemy Gallery, Philladelphia, USA
2016 ‘Small Works’, Group Show, Belnart Gallery, Melbourne, VIC
2016 ‘The Way We Rust’, Group Show, Arch Enemy Gallery, Philladelphia, USA
2016 ‘Aestheticism’, Group Show with beautiful.bizarre Magazine, Vanilla Gallery JAPAN
2015 ‘The Moleskine Show’, Spoke Gallery, San Francisco, USA
2015 “The Royals”, Arch Enemy Gallery, Philadephia, USA
2015 Joint Show with Annie Owens, Antler Gallery, Portland, USA
2015 ‘Descent – Dark Surrealism’, Marcas Gallery, Santa Ana, CA USA
2015 ‘The 13th Hour’ Group Show, Last Rites Gallery, New York USA
2014 Of History and Hope group Show, Flower Pepper Gallery, Pasadena USA
2014 Tarot Under Oath Group Show, Last Rites Gallery, New York USA
2013 Joint show with Tatiana Suarez, Spoke Gallery, San Francisco USA
2013 Joint show with JoKa & Young Chun, CAVE Gallery, Los Angeles USA
2012 The Moleskine Project Group Show, Spoke Gallery, San Francisco USA
2012 The Ballad of Molly Woad Group Show, Fine Grime Gallery, Bath UK
2012 Joint show with Christopher Cuseo and John Park, CAVE Gallery, Los Angeles USA
2011 Solo Show, George Thornton Art, Nottingham UK
2011 Dig For Fire – Pixies Themed Group Show, curated by Kevin Titzer, CAVE Gallery, Los Angeles USA
2011 Group Show with Charmaine Olivia, Handiedan & Tatiana Suarez, Spoke Gallery, San Francisco USA
2011 Crazy for Cult 5 Group Show, G1988, Los Angeles USA
2011 Guilty Pleasures and Modern Vices Group show, London Miles Gallery, London UK
2011 Literal Eyes Group Show, London Miles Gallery, London UK
2011 Oh You are Sick Group Show, Phone Booth Gallery, Los Angeles USA
2010 Crooked Comfort, CAVE Gallery, Los Angeles USA
2010 Droodlings – Solo Show, Electrik Sheep, Newcastle UK