Oliver Clegg was born in Guildford, United Kingdom, in 1980 and lives and works in New York. He has gained a reputation as a multi-faceted artist who creates meticulous two and three-dimensional works that force the viewers to think about issues and objects related to our past.
He graduated with Honors at Bristol University in 2003 and at Guilds of London Art School in 2005. A masterful draughtsman and skilled painter, he is a purist when it comes to working with natural light and obsessive about the quality of his materials whether he be painting, drawing, etching or wood carving. Paradoxically he is also conceptually minded, playing with language, narrative and memory and drawing from symbolism and surrealism in his practice. He paints on unusual recycled surfaces old drawing boards, pages from books and diaries, panels from wooden chests. Her works can be found in Charles Riva Collection, Brussels; Pia Getty, New York; and David Roberts Collection, London. He has exhibited internationally at The Royal Academy (2012) and Saatchi Gallery (2012), both London; in Glasstress (2013), Venice; at Fine Art Society (2014), London; and Erin Cluley Gallery (2016), Dallas, Texas.