Hew Locke

Hew Locke is a London based artist whose trademark style utilises a variety of media including painting, drawing, photography, relief, fabric and sculpture. He has recently created an ongoing series entitled the House of Windsor an exploration into the identity of the royal family. Being of Guyanan descent, Locke has often been labelled as a folk artist, a cultural pigeonholing Locke fervently avoided in his early career. As his career developed, Locke began to use questions of identity and creation of culture to influence his artwork. Locke has exhibited work at the British Art Show 6, BALTIC Gateshead (2005) as well as The 2nd Thessaloniki Biennale of Contemporary Art, Greece (2009).


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