LANGLEY, Christopher

1972 - ?

Christopher Langley

Born at Cape Town, South Africa in 1972. Educated in South Africa, matriculating from the South African College High School, Cape Town, before moving to the UK in 1991. He attended Suffolk College (now University Campus) 1991-1993 graduating with a BTEC National Diploma in General Art and Design and completed his art training at the University of Wolverhampton 1994-1997, gaining a BA (Hons) in Art and Design, Sculpture with Photography. A sculptor mainly in wood, carved stone and metal and assisted sculptor Bernard Reynolds [q.v.], also artist Deirdre Saunder in America. His paintings start with the laying of an iridescent acrylic ground, informed by the use of gold as a substitute for a blue sky in medieval icon painting. The iridescent ground stands for the void or the ground of being and the landscapes or ‘plantscapes’ are built up from a limited range of marks to form a design. He is represented by Cape Gallery, Cape Town; I-Art Gallery, Cape Town and Prince Albert Gallery, Prince Albert, South Africa and his exhibitions, both paintings and sculptures, include The Waterlily Foundation in Cambridge; The Art Show at Alexandra Palace and Ipswich Art Society Annual Exhibition, all 1994, Ipswich Open at Christchurch Mansion, Ipswich in 1995 also The Minories, Colchester, Essex; Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, Colorado, USA; Code Gallery, Bristol; Bury St Edmunds Art Gallery, Suffolk and many others. He had solo exhibitions at the Ice House Gallery, Holland Park, London; Untitled Artists Fair, Chelsea Old Town Hall, London and Battersea Contemporary Art Fair, London. A friend of the Ipswich Art Society and exhibited from Valley View, Hadleigh Road, Ipswich in 2006 a mixed media 'Love in the Mist'.








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