Approved: 21.11.2006

Robin Cracknell

Artist

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Approved: 21.11.2006

Born in Kolkata, India, Robin Cracknell moved to London from Washington DC via Milan, Italy where he had been working as a fashion photographer. Once in London, he abandoned traditional photography and moved toward photo-illustration which led to various commissions; primarily from publishers for what would become over 300 book jackets. Cracknell's technique combines elements of cinematography with

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  • Location: London
  • Categories: Photography
 

Biography

Born in Kolkata, India, Robin Cracknell moved to London from Washington DC via Milan, Italy where he had been working as a fashion photographer. Once in London, he abandoned traditional photography and moved toward photo-illustration which led to various commissions; primarily from publishers for what would become over 300 book jackets. Cracknell's technique combines elements of cinematography with traditional still photography and involves various mixed media and chemical treatments. In September 2006, his work was chosen for the top 10 of 12,000 artists on the Saatchi website for a show curated by readers of The Guardian as well as noted gallery owners, critics and artists. Cracknell's work was personally chosen by sculptor Marc Quinn. In 2007, Robin had his first solo show, 'The Camera Suture', in London. Since then, he has exhibited and been published internationally and his work is in various private collections as well as Fundacion Privada Sorigue, a museum of contemporary art in Lleida, Spain and The National Portrait Gallery in London.

CV & Education

Solo exhibitions

2007 - The Camera Suture, The Whitecross Gallery, London EC1

Group exhibitions

2014 - Art Experimenta, TriSpace Gallery, London

2013 - ENFANCE(S) La(b) Galerie Artyfact, Paris 75018 France

2013 - "Useless, useless", California Building, Minneapolis, Minnesota USA

2013 - Art + Healing, Street Gallery, University College Hospital, Euston Road, London NW1

2013 - The Saatchi Screen, Saatchi Gallery, London, SW3

2012 - Modern Love, theprintspace gallery,  London E2 

2010 - Capture The Fade, The Paper Mill Gallery. , Sydney, Australia

2009 - Starting With a Photograph, Michael Hoppen Contemporary, London, SW3 

2008 - Art Au Salon, The Whitecross Gallery, London, EC1

2008 - BFAMI 'Chain Reaction', Phillips de Pury, London, SW1

2007 - The Zoo Art Fair, The Royal Academy of Art, London W1

2006 - Saatchi/Guardian Top Ten, Guardian Newsroom Gallery, London, EC1

Corporate commissions

2011 - Ralph Lauren Polo Art Star, Jasper Joffe Studio, London

Publications

2014 - Archivo Magazine, Spring Issue

2014 - All Hollow Magazine, Spring Issue

2012 - Eyemazing Magazine. Fall Issue 

2009 - London Evening Standard (5 star review)

2009 - Telegraph TV, Culture and Arts Video