CRAIG FISHER – HOMEMADE DEVICES
Craig Fisher collects and employs images of violence, disaster and it’s aftermath from Film, TV and the Media in the production of his sculptural installations and paintings as a way to question and challenge our perception of the seductive potency of such representation.
For his solo exhibition ‘Homemade Devices’ at Beach, London, Fisher will present a sculptural installation and series of paintings using images of improvised explosive devices found trawling the Internet, as his source material. The works explore his interest in the formal inventiveness and provisionality of such objects as well as their potent potential as objects of threat and danger.
Ideas of filmic or cartoon violence are juxtaposed with decorative and ornamental motifs; the sense of saturation at play in the work makes it easy to miss the horror due to the seductive nature and materiality of the artwork. Fisher creates an aftermath of multiple popular references, which need to be unpicked.
Craig Fisher (b. 1976) graduated from Goldsmiths College, University of London with an MA (Distinction) in Fine Art in 2000. Fisher has exhibited his work nationally and internationally.