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Christian Furr

Artwork

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.

Exhibitions

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 Gered Mankowitz and Christian Furr. The exhibtion…

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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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Jouissance

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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