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Kristy Griggs (1984) is a graphite artist and illustrator living in Sydney, Australia. She was born and raised in rural North Queensland where fa… Read More
Kristy Griggs (1984) is a graphite artist and illustrator living in Sydney, Australia. She was born and raised in rural North Queensland where family homes are separated by cane fields and cattle paddocks. Drawing was one of her regular activities and required none of the matriarchal persuasion that practicing the piano did. In 2003, Kristy moved to Brisbane to study music at the Queensland Conservatorium. She went on to achieve a first-class Master’s degree in the field of musicology. In 2008, however, she set aside a forced passion and replaced it with an inborn one. Kristy devoted herself to drawing and developed her first collection of artworks, which were presented in a solo exhibition in 2011. Kristy has since won a number of awards and commendations at both local and national levels. She is currently a freelancer and creates artwork in a range of styles, from hyperrealism to book illustration. "My drawings form a marriage between microcosm and macrocosm. They arrests human spontaneity and freeze it in a state of eternity. I have always been attracted to detail and to uncovering the sublime nuances that define our humanness. It’s an inborn compulsion. "Now living in the city, I miss how the bush used to overwhelm me with its majestic beauty and spur me to create. It’s a feeling that I always try to conjure in my mind whenever I sit down to draw. And while nature inspires me to create, spending time in it rejuvenates me when I've been too long holed up in my studio!" Read Less
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Hyperrealism (larger works)
I create hyperrealistic art using graphite on illustration board. My work is a marriage between microcosm and macrocosm. Through it, human spontaneity is arrested and immortalised in an exquisite state of eternity. The final image is provocative at both a superficial and a subliminal level.
'Tepid Distortions' by Kristy Griggs, 2011
'Inconceivable' by Kristy Griggs, 2011
'Spark Of A Menace' by Kristy Griggs, 2012
'Birdwoman' by Kristy Griggs, 2012