Grayson Perry is a contemporary British artist best known for his ceramic vessels, printed tapestries, and designs.
Perry is best known for his ceramics, which draw on both the aesthetics of classical pottery and on contemporary iconography.
Perry’s forms and content are always incongruous: classic Grecian-like urns bearing friezes of car-wrecks, cell-phones, supermodels, as well as more dark and literary scenes, often incorporate auto-biographical references.
Perry’s vases have classical forms and are decorated in bright colors, depicting subjects at odds with their attractive appearance.
There is a strong autobiographical element in his work which often features his alter ego, Claire, which narrates a troubled childhood.
“I draw as a collagist, juxtaposing images and styles of mark-making from many sources,” he said of his practice.
“The world I draw is the interior landscape of my personal obsessions and of cultures I have absorbed and adapted, from Latvian folk art to Japanese screens.”
Some of Perry’s major themes include the roles of gender, class, taste, and religion in contemporary life, particularly in the United Kingdom.
More of Grayson Perry‘s pottery and paintings can be found at https://www.saatchigallery.com/artist/grayson_perry and https://www.artsy.net/artist/grayson-perry.