Edward Quigley - mixed media artist
Born and living in Holloway, north London, Edward works from his studio at Blue House Yard, in Wood Green.
Edward is a self-taught, multidisciplinary artist and photographer that thrives on working across different media and styles.
“I’m naturally drawn towards the control that comes with focusing on detail; working with ink and graphite and in black and white offers simplicity and cleanliness.
But I’m increasingly finding I want to move towards the chaos of more abstract work that brings unpredictability and the challenge of working in uncontrolled conditions.
Like all artists, I suppose, I am hoping that my work connects with some of those that view it."
When asked what Edward wants to convey through his work, “honesty” is the immediate response. “I want my work to reflect the questions I ask of myself and of others, or society in general.
As an artist, I'm part of a world I never thought I would be part of, and I still question myself on a daily basis as to whether it's a place where I belong. I think the day I feel settled is the day the creativity and desire will dry up, so I'll keep going until then."
Citizens Art Market
In August 2020, Edward launched a series of art events at Blue House Yard, N22. These events comprised an art market with circa 12 artists showing and selling their original works.
These first five events were highly popular with artists and visitors - starved as we all were of being able to safely enjoy art, meet and engage with artists and be around others.
The dynamic of the events and their accessibility struck Edward: "I was not taken to art galleries as a child, but I was taken to lots and lots of jumble sales and markets. It occurred to me that enjoying art in a street market environment might make "art" more appealing to those that don't, for whatever reason, feel comfortable in traditional art settings."
As a result, Edward programmed 15 events for 2021 and has grown the database of artists interested in participating in Citizens Art Market events to circa 120. He is now in the process of planning a programme of events for 2022.
Willow Foundation charity art exhibitions and auction at The Lamb public house, London. Nine pieces, all sold. View catalogue here.
26th July to 20th September: seeing in colour - The Lamb (pub), 54 Holloway Road, London N7 8JL (nearest tube is Highbury & Islington)
#ViewsOfN22 exhibitions at Goodness Brewing Co. London, celebrating the people and places of Wood Green, north London. Five pieces, two sold
Candid Arts Winter Salon, London. Two pieces
Roy's Art Fair - Bargehouse, Oxo Tower Wharf, Barge House Street, London SE1 9PH