Craig Wood: Catalogue Raisonné Book Launch Event

2 min read  ·  01 Sep 2023

HENI Publishing is happy to announce the book launch of Craig Wood: Catalogue Raisonné 1987–2018.

Craig Wood: Catalogue Raisonné is the first published retrospective of British Conceptual artist Craig Wood. This large-format paperback book covers over 30 years of Wood’s impressive oeuvre, starting in 1987 when he was studying Fine Art at Goldsmiths College of Art, London. The book is illustrated with over 500 images and features an essay by art critic and Reader of Fine Art at Goldsmiths Michael Archer, and an interview by British artist Fiona Banner .

Graduating in 1989, Wood was part of the YBA movement, and his early exhibitions included Damien Hirst’s seminal Modern Medicine in 1990. He would later have commercial representation through galleries in London, Paris and Turin.

Throughout his career, Wood’s artistic output has been site-specific, examining the properties of ‘site’ or ‘context’ and how this drives creative processes. He has received numerous national awards and several prestigious international residencies, with artworks in major collections such as Tate, Saatchi, V&A and UK Arts Council. Today, he is a practicing artist and Senior Lecturer in Fine Art at the University of Wales, where his work continues to expand into collaboration and curation.

The Craig Wood: Catalogue Raisonné launch event will take place at HENI Gallery in Soho, London on 14 September between 6–8pm.

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A selection of Wood’s wall-based artworks and sculptures will also be on show during the event, including works from his series Hair on Soap (1999). These photographic prints record the ghastly presence of a human hair on different coloured soaps. Another work on show, his print, When Did You Last Paint your Father (1998) pays homage to Pop artist, Andy Warhol, and references Warhol’s iconic Campbell’s Tomato Soup.

Drinks will be provided, along with an informal discussion with Wood. Attendees will be able to purchase the book at the event, including signed copies.