Keith Ashcroft 

Contemporary painter, Manchester, UK

Shrine
Shrine

Oil on canvas, 2020 61x76cm £1500 Highly Commended at the Beep Painting Prize 2020

Untitled, 2021
Untitled, 2021

Oil on canvas 40x50cm £1000

Untitled, 2021
Untitled, 2021

Oil on canvas 40x50cm £1000

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image_50368513
Untitled, 2020
Untitled, 2020

Oil on canvas 40x50cm £1000

Interior Motive, 2017
Interior Motive, 2017

Oil on canvas 48x61cm £1500

Cornered
Cornered

Oil on canvas over board 48x60cm £1500

Neat White Height
Neat White Height

Oil on Paper 41x31cm £600

Huddersfield
Huddersfield

Oil on canvas 50x70cm £1500

About the Artist

Born 1977 in St Helens, Merseyside

Lives and works in Salford, Greater Manchester

Keith Ashcroft's practice is routed in the practicalities of process and the embodiment of time, dealing with the painterly process of representing ambiguous and nostalgic internal spaces. Through the materiality of process – laying paint down on a surface – these spaces are reconfigured and interrupted by elements of abstraction. Paint is first applied using traditional methods as a foundation, until a point – different in each painting – when rules are subverted and the painting gains a contemporaneous independency. Whilst originating from found or donated photographs the activity of painting challenges the photographic moment of documentation locating the pictured content in flux, somewhere between the past and the present.

 

Recent Exhibitions

2018 The New English Art Club Annual Exhibition 2018, Mall Galleries, London

2018 The Lynn Painter-Stainers Prize Exhibition 2018, Mall Galleries, London

2018 'Looking Forward', Saul Hay Gallery, Manchester

Education

2000 - 2003 'Drawlab', St Helens College

1997 - 2000 BA (Hons) Degree Fine Art, Manchester School of Art

1995 - 1997 Btech National Diploma Art & Design, St Helens College