Wayne Clough - Artist

It is my ambition to challenge what can be thought of as stable representations of national and cultural identity. Taking historical paintings as my cue, I aim to reveal something of the dis-functionality of a beleaguered world order. Long established institutions along with historical narratives become targets for interrogation. Visual puns seek to subvert cultural hierarchies.

My aim is to develop a more critical examination of painting. To manufacture a reframing (often in quite a literal sense) which questions received wisdom whilst ultimately revelling in painting’s enduring qualities.

Wayne Clough was born in Bradford in 1975 and attended Bradford College and Wimbledon School of Art London.

Most recent:
London Art Biennale, Chelsea Old Town Hall
Arms Around the Child Art Auction, Christie's London

Notable exhibitions include:
The Sequested Prize, winners show online.
The Football Art Prize, Touchstones, Rochdale.
Chaiya Art Award 2021, Oxo Gallery, London
New Light Prize 2020, various locations; Castlegate Prize, Cockermouth, Cumbria; Derwent Art Prize 2020, online; The Ruskin Prize 2019, The Holden Gallery Manchester; Made in Britian, The National Gallery of Gdansk 2019; Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibition 2018; John Moores Painting Prize 2014, Walker Art Gallery Liverpool; BP Portrait Award 2014, National Portrait Gallery London; John Moores Painting Prize 2012, Walker Art Gallery Liverpool.

500 Portraits 25 Years of the BP Portrait Award.