Chris Lloyd

Chris Lloyd uses familiar objects and imagery in unfamiliar ways. He devises humorous or poignant systems of re-presenting things that are everyday - a newspaper or brass plaque - but by subtly subverting or changing them he stealthily takes us by surprise.

For his exhibition at g39, Chris placed a brass plaque next to the front door of the gallery that listed all the artists who had exhibited there to date. More usually recognised as a sign of a company's affluence and status, the plaque had associations closer to the blue heritage plaques of historic buildings due to g39's uncertain future at the time.

Born 1950 at Stockton-on-Tees in the northeast of England, Chris studied painting at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne (1969-73), and screen printing for a further 2 years at Newcastle College of Arts and Technology. He was awarded an MA Fine Art at the University of Wales in 1998. Chris helped to establish the artist/printmaker/publishing group virtually-6, and is active in CSAD research group PROOF. Chris is currently making screen prints, compiling books and bilingual text plates, and writing spoof reviews for exhibitions, catalogues, and website pages.

The artist was in the following exhibition:
Hard Copy
This artist is featured in:
It Was Never Going To Be Straightforward