Grayson Perry. Grayson Perry uses the seductive qualities of ceramics and other art forms to make stealthy comments about societal injustices and hypocrisies, and to explore a variety of historical and contemporary themes.
The beauty of his work is what draws us close. Covered with sgraffito drawings, handwritten and stencilled texts, photographic transfers and rich glazes, Perry's detailed pots are deeply alluring. Only when we are up close do we start to absorb narratives that might allude to dark subjects such as environmental disaster or child abuse, and even then the narrative flow can be hard to discern. Brilliant Ideas: Artist Grayson Perry.
Grayson Perry. “On the whole I make very common categories of cultural product,” says Grayson Perry, “clay vessels, textile wall hangings, framed prints, figurines.”
There is, however, nothing ‘common’ about the subject matter of Perry’s work or about his public persona – unless we take the word in a pejorative sense: “Oh my God, Grayson is so common!” By the standards of the British class system, Perry is cheerfully, defiantly, common. He hails from Chelmsford in Essex, a county that has become a by-word for both working-class and aspirational-middle-class vulgarity. One thinks of another native of Essex – Russell Brand, the crass comedian who has transformed himself into a would-be messiah for the poor and downtrodden of the earth. There’s something to be said for the motivational power coming from a really soulless place.
Perry has tried to perform the conjuring act of remaining true to his working-class roots while becoming one of Britain’s most prominent and successful artists. Balloon (2004) Grayson Perry tapestries to tour - News. The Vanity of Small Differences, a series of six exuberant tapestries by Grayson Perry will visit Sunderland, Manchester and Birmingham over the next year thanks to the Art Fund’s support.
Class: The Fabric of Society? And the Fabric of Grayson Perry. IF WE MISS THIS,” I say, darkly, “I will be really, really cross.”
And I will, but I won’t be that surprised, because isn’t the art exhibition that takes place a few hundred yards down the road from where you live the one that you’re most likely to let pass through, resolutely unvisited? But on this occasion I prevail, although – naturally – only on the day before the gallerists move in to take down the six tapestries that constitute Grayson Perry’s The Vanity of Small Differences. A small number of Perry’s ceramic vases also feature in the exhibition; he is perhaps best known as the Turner-Prize-winning potter, and also for his tranvestitism, which finds expression in his appearances as Claire, a girlish figure swathed in nursery-rhyme frocks and ribbons.
Grayson Perry: potter + nursery rhyme cute = all British eccentric + Turner Prize Winner. Grayson Perry- Display. Grayson Perry. Born in Chelmsford Braintree College of Further Education, Art Foundation Course Portsmouth Polytechnic, Fine Art BA Lives and works in London 2004 Victoria Miro Gallery, London Collection Intervention, Tate St.
Ives, St. Grayson Perry. The Museum of Contemporary Art Australia is pleased to present the first major survey exhibition in the Southern hemisphere by internationally renowned artist and Turner Prize recipient, Grayson Perry, as part of the Sydney International Art Series.
Grayson Perry is one of the best known British artists of his generation, acclaimed for his ceramics, sculptures, drawings, prints and tapestries. With a keen eye for detail and a love of the popular and vernacular, Perry infuses his artworks with a sly humour and reflection on society past and present. The artist’s highly decorated pots in particular reveal a panoply of imagery ranging from the highly personal to the political, their subjects including his own family, the art world, Biblical stories, the royal family, and images of warfare and sexual fantasy. Perry’s transvestism and feminine alter ego 'Claire’ emerges through his practice as a recurring visual motif. Curated by MCA Chief Curator Rachel Kent. Free guided tours. Review: Grayson Perry at MCA: The artist as entertainer. Artist Grayson Perry at the MCA.
Photo: Steven Siewert "On the whole I make very common categories of cultural product," says Grayson Perry, "clay vessels, textile wall hangings, framed prints, figurines. " There is, however, nothing common about the subject matter of Perry's work or about his public persona – unless we take the word in a pejorative sense: "Oh my god, Grayson is so common! " ''The Annunciation of the Virgin Deal" tapestry. By the standards of the British class system, Perry is cheerfully, defiantly common. Advertisement Perry has tried to perform the conjuring act of remaining true to his working class roots while becoming one of Britain's most prominent and successful artists. Using forms such as pottery, prints and tapestry, he has loaded his work with satire, social critique and sexual allusion.
Our Mother. We tend to think of ceramics as still and silent, but Perry's vessels are unbelievably noisy – covered in tight little drawings, photo transfers and text.