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.