craww

Craww, self taught artist and habitual doodler, from Sheffield, UK

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,

His work is a stream of consciousness ramble through the woods, uncovering secret stories and ambiguous connections, it’s direction influenced 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 realized 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.

 

Exhibition History:

Electrik Sheep, Newcastle - “Droodlings” solo show - November 2010
CAVE Gallery, LA - “Crooked Comfort” - December 2010
Phone Booth Gallery, LA - “Oh You are Sick”  - group show March 2011
London Miles Gallery, London - “Literal Eyes” - group show, June 2011
London Miles Gallery, London - “Guilty Pleasures and Modern Vices” - group show, June 2011
G1988, Los Angeles - “Crazy for Cult 5” - group show, July 2011
Spoke Gallery, San Francisco - with Charmaine Olivia, Handiedan & Tatiana Suarez, Sept. 2011
CAVE Gallery, LA - “Dig For Fire” - Pixies themed group show, curated by Kevin Titzer, Sept. 2011
George Thornton Art, Nottingham - solo show, November 2011
CAVE Gallery, LA - Joint show with Christopher Cuseo and John Park - March 2012
Fine Grime Gallery Bath - The Ballad of Molly Woad group show - May 2012
Spoke Gallery, San Francisco - The Moleskine Project group show, Dec. 2012
CAVE Gallery, LA - Joint show with JoKa & Young Chun - March 2013
Spoke Gallery, San Francisco - joint show with Tatiana Suarez, Oct. 2013

Last Rites Gallery, NYC - "Tarot under Oath" group show, Jan 2014
Flower Pepper Gallery, Pasadena - "of History and Hope" group show, April 2014

Last Rites Gallery, NYC - "The 13th Hour" group show, Jan 2015
Spoke Gallery, San Francisco - The Moleskine Show group show, April 2015
Antler Gallery, Portland - Joint show with Annie Owens, October 2015

Arch Enemy Gallery, Philadelphia - "The Royals" group show, December 2015