Craigie Horsfield

British, born 1949

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Craigie Horsfield

British, born 1949

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Whether monumental photographs, films, or photorealistic tapestries, the works of Craigie Horsfield are imbued with a sense of “slow time,” a dilated moment that connects the present and the past that has help shaped it. In this vein, he prints photographs years after they are taken, as an investigation of time and memory. The human element is key in Horsfield’s work, especially in the “social projects“ that document the relationships between everyday people and places. He captures crowded, claustrophobic scenes of concerts, bullfights, dance halls, and religious ceremonies with the stillness and detail of the portraits of Diego Velázquez and other Old Masters. The artist’s practice continues to evolve along with the technology around him, as he experiments with advances in film, printing, and weaving.

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Kunsthalle Basel
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MoMA PS1, and 2 more
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Tate, and 1 more
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Artforum, and 1 more
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documenta, and 1 more
Biography

Whether monumental photographs, films, or photorealistic tapestries, the works of Craigie Horsfield are imbued with a sense of “slow time,” a dilated moment that connects the present and the past that has help shaped it. In this vein, he prints photographs years after they are taken, as an investigation of time and memory. The human element is key in Horsfield’s work, especially in the “social projects“ that document the relationships between everyday people and places. He captures crowded, claustrophobic scenes of concerts, bullfights, dance halls, and religious ceremonies with the stillness and detail of the portraits of Diego Velázquez and other Old Masters. The artist’s practice continues to evolve along with the technology around him, as he experiments with advances in film, printing, and weaving.

Career Highlights
Learn more about artist insights.
user
Solo show at a major institution
Kunsthalle Basel
group
Group show at a major institution
MoMA PS1, and 2 more
Instituion
Collected by a major institution
Tate, and 1 more
publication
Reviewed by a major art publication
Artforum, and 1 more
fair
Included in a major biennial
documenta, and 1 more
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