"Art is not a mirror held up to reality but a hammer with which to shape it" Bertolt Brecht
Whilst anchoring my work in concrete experience, I often find myself looking no further than the ground beneath my feet. But crucially I have an inclination towards a reframing. Of a struggle to inscribe my paintings with new signification that contributes to wider cultural and political debates.
Wayne Clough was born in Bradford in 1975 and attended Bradford College and Wimbledon School of Art London.
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.