Justin Crow is an artist living and working in London, UK. To date he has exhibited at ‘Factory’ at the Proud Gallery, Camden, ‘Rebel’ at the Oak Bar, Green Lanes, as well as numerous other appearances at universities including Byam Shaw CSM & the University of East London. Most recently his work was selected to feature in an EU-sponsored film-development program for disadvantaged teenagers around the world produced by i2i Productions, which is forthcoming in 2011. His work incorporates different media and has a strong relation to science-fiction. Whether alluding to the virtual, and conceptions of reality, or pointing ominously to a ‘MadMax’-esque dystopian future. Interested in notions of constructed identity, he is elusive when it comes to explaining the impetus of his practice, preferring rather to take a back seat and allow the viewer the freedom to apply their own interpretations to what can be a diverse array of signifiers. Throughout his oeuvre though there is a consistent return to a duality - of identity, protection & individualism v. society, amongst other things; and this is always underpinned by the most tedious and painstaking attention to precision and details best expressed in his utilisation of mathematics.
Untitled (100 Book-Boxes)
100 x A4 220gsm matte white card, 20 x A4 63gsm tracing paper, 1 x A2 300gsm matte black card, 100 x strands of the artists hair, 100 x 10-guage steel fishing hooks, 2010.
Untitled (Nail Glove)
0.5m black polycotton, 250 x 1" black steel tacks, 1 x 10cm zip, 2009.
Untitled (Duct Tape Sphere)
15m calico, 750m white fabric tape, 96 x 51cm zips, 53 12mm wooden dowels, 1.5m 3 polystyrene beads, 2009.
Untitled (i2i Spauldrons)
2m black drill cotton, 1m polyurethane foam, 1m vilene interfacing, 2500 copper nails, 2500 black steel tacks, 3m copper chain, 2010.