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Christian Furr

Artist Biography

Born in Merseyside, in 1966, Christian Furr studied fine art at De Montfort University. He first gained an international audience in 1995 after becoming the youngest artist commissioned to paint Queen Elizabeth ll.

Furr is concerned with keeping the British tradition of oil painting fresh and alive as a contemporary medium. Over the years his desire to broaden his artistic language has led to well-received collaborations with other artists, including neon-artist Chris Bracey and most recently legendary photographer Gered Mankowitz.

Over the years Furr has expanded his signature nuanced palette to incorporate pure colour, allowing him to experiment more freely and reach a broader audience. He draws inspiration from incredibly diverse sources - a fragment of Rumi poetry, a lyric from The Doors, a quote from Charles Bukowski, William Blake sonnets, the film Zabriskie Point by Antonioni. The symbols of his far-reaching interests find their way into his work.

Since achieving his early renown, Furr has built a devoted and growing following, and his work is held numerous national institutions including universities and private collections in Britain.



Date: Now Online

RedHouse Gallery is delighted announce the launch of RESET; a new group exhibition featuring emerging painters, printmakers…

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In Colours

Date: Now Open

RedHouse Originals Gallery is excited to announce the launch of its first online exhibition In Colours. This group…

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All That Glitters…

Date: 1st August - 7th September 2019

We are delighted to present a collection of new arrivals from the studios of some of the most exciting emerging contemporary…

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Nature & Abstraction

Date: 23rd March - 12th July 2019

Welcoming in spring with a selection of exquisite works utilising abstraction to explore the natural world. Featuring…

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Trooping The Colour

Date: Extended until 30th August 2018

We are delighted to present Trooping The Colour; a collaborative exhibition investigating the use of colour and its…

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Modern & Contemporary Collection

Date: 12th January - 31st March 2018

During the early part of 2018 we will present an evolving collection of rare and exciting works by host of established and…

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45 RPM - featuring Gered Mankowitz and Christian Furr

Date: 17th November - 16th December 2017

We are delighted to present: 45 RPM A unique collaboration between Godfather of Rock Photography Gered Mankowitz…

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The Spirit Of 67

Date: Launches 22nd July 2017

One Day, Four Events.... The Spirit of 67 is a one-day multi-media Arts Event across four venues in Harrogate, taking…

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Date: 27th May - 15th July 2017

We are delighted to present Jouissance by Christian Furr; a series of spectacular images from the artist’s…

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