FIGG, Christian

1968 - ?

Born at Hockley, Essex in 1968, son of William C. Figg and his wife Edith W. née Rigg, who married at Epping, Essex in 1953. Christian commenced painting at an early age developing a personal visual language from his relationship with the physical environment of the Suffolk coast between the rivers Alde and Blyth where he lives and has a studio at Cross Street, Leiston, Suffolk. A contemporary artist, painting large graphically striking images, simplified in form and colour, defined and redefined to the barest minimum, retaining enough to make them instantly recognisable of light and colour of the Suffolk coast. The main themes running through his work are the remanants of the Sole Bay fishing industry, the crumbling cliffs of Dunwich and the sweep of the desolate shingle beach stretcing away to infinity, and the big brooding abstract block shapes of Sizewell nuclear power station. He has exhibited at Beecroft Art Gallery, Westcliff-on-Sea; Synchro Artists Collective, Leigh-on-Sea; Suffolk Open Studios, Leiston; Blackthorpe Barn, Rougham, Suffolk; Access All Areas Arts Event Gallery 3, Town Hall Galleries, Ipswich and University Campus Suffolk (UCS), Waterfront Building, Ipswich.

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