Craig Lynberg is inspired by figures and paintings from the past. Using classical painting techniques, he creates an atmosphere of the old masters, yet also destroys the imagery with an abstract application of paint. The imagery disintegrates on the canvas while some of his details are focused. It’s about accidents and discovery on the painting from scraping away at the surface causing something else to be revealed.
Born in 1988 in Atlanta, Craig graduated from the College of Charleston with a BA in Studio Art. He was awarded the Janet Simcox Scholarship and has worked for multiple artists out of NYC including CJ Hendry and interned for the OBEY murals in Charleston. He has just moved to Raleigh NC, where he now keeps his studio.
Art Fields, Lake City, SC — Death of Youth; 2016
Pop-Up, Charleston, SC; 2016
Young Contemporaries, Halsey Institute — Klein; 2016
Young Contemporaries, Halsey Institute — Red; 2016
Young Contemporaries, Halsey Institute — Leitmotif; 2017
SC Biennial, 701 Center for Contemporary Art , Exhibit with mentor Cliff Peacock; 2017
INTRO, Charleston, SC; 2018
INTRO, Charleston, SC; 2019
Visual Arts Club, Charleston, SC- Multiple Exhibits; 2014-2017