At the heart of Edwards’s practice is an ongoing investigation into the urban and rural divide. Taking inspiration from Structuralist and Post-Structuralist debates around the formation of ‘signs’ and cultural ‘myths’ Edwards’s work has begun to take a new approach to the urban and rural dichotomy, considering how the creative act, or peformativity of the process of art production, can be used in the visual deconstruction of large cultural ‘myths’. Embracing the idea that the making of art is a method of intellectual enquiry rather than a simple form of self-expression, The Keeper of the Estate (2009) discloses to the viewer the process behind making the work. By revealing the creative process through showing various juxtapositions of urban and rural signs, The Keeper of the Estate not only questions the ‘myth’ of the urban and rural divide, but presents a novel and experimental visual method of deconstruction.
Craig has studied photography at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design (Pg Cert) and Goldsmiths College (MA) He has contributed to group exhibitions at APT (2009), VINESpace, Vyner Street (2008), the Mall Galleries (2008), the Old Truman Brewery (2008) and the Village Underground (2006). In 2008 his work was also used on marketing materials by the University of the Arts London and included during the ‘This is Not A Gateway Festival’.
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