Christopher Bucklow  (British, 1957) 

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Christopher Bucklow (British, b.1957) is a painter and photographic artist who is best known for his Guest series. This collection uses a combination of photographs and pin-hole solar illuminations of male and female silhouettes. The series is deeply inspired by the theory of Anima and Animus by Carl Jung. Bucklow was born in Manchester, England, to Roy and Doreen Bucklow. He spent his childhood years in Flixton. His artwork is exhibited in venues in both London and the United States in places such as the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, the Museum of Modern Art in New York, and the Photographers' Gallery in London.

As a teenager, the artist became intrigued with the artwork of Impressionist painter Alfred Sisley (French, 1839–1899). This fascination prompted Bucklow to make landscape paintings from around his property that were influenced by Sisley's work. He went away to school to study art history in 1975 at Leicester Polytechnic. After graduating in 1978, Bucklow began to work as a museum curator at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, in the drawings and prints department. During that time, he began to conduct research on Romantic artwork and photography. He also became interested in astronomy, physics, and the artwork of William Blake (British, 1757–1827). While working at this museum, Buckley also wrote articles and reviews on artwork for Artscribe magazine and New Scientist magazine in London.

Bucklow’s early art projects consisted of conceptual and sculptural pieces inspired by nature and plant forms. These works included Dianthus Chris Eubanks, Potato-Tomato Plant, Pear-Hawthorn Graft and Hyacinthus Orientalis. These artworks were exhibited at the Museum of Modern Art in Oxford and the Lisson Gallery in London in 1996. A collection called the Noosphere paintings were the first of his artworks to be transformed into photographic pieces. In 1995, he married Susan Percival at Appleton Thorn in Cheshire. He also wrote a book called Philip Guston about the late painter and printmaker, which was published in the United Kingdom in 2007. Bucklow’s most recent collection is entitled To Reach Inside a Vault. The artist currently lives and works in London.

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Christopher Bucklow, Guest [C.B.], 7:47 pm, 12th August 1998

 

Christopher Bucklow
Guest [C.B.], 7:47 pm, 12th August 1998
1998

ClampArt
Christopher Bucklow, Tetrarch 10:34am July 20, 2008

 

Christopher Bucklow
Tetrarch 10:34am July 20, 2008
Danziger Gallery
Christopher Bucklow, Tetrarch, 12.31pm

 

Christopher Bucklow
Tetrarch, 12.31pm
2005

Rosier Gallery
Christopher Bucklow, Tetrarch, 3.09 pm, 10th February 2006

 

Christopher Bucklow
Tetrarch, 3.09 pm, 10th February 2006
2006

Edwynn Houk Gallery
Christopher Bucklow, Tetrarch, 11.46 am, 16th April 2012

 

Christopher Bucklow
Tetrarch, 11.46 am, 16th April 2012
2012

Edwynn Houk Gallery
Christopher Bucklow, Tetrarch, 11.22 am, 16th May 2012

 

Christopher Bucklow
Tetrarch, 11.22 am, 16th May 2012
2012

Edwynn Houk Gallery
Christopher Bucklow, Tetrarch, 3.07 pm, 16th May 2012

 

Christopher Bucklow
Tetrarch, 3.07 pm, 16th May 2012
2012

Edwynn Houk Gallery
Christopher Bucklow, Tetrarch, 2.29 pm, 23rd May 2012

 

Christopher Bucklow
Tetrarch, 2.29 pm, 23rd May 2012
2012

Edwynn Houk Gallery
Christopher Bucklow, Tetrarch, 1.31 pm, 23rd June 2010

 

Christopher Bucklow
Tetrarch, 1.31 pm, 23rd June 2010
2010

Edwynn Houk Gallery
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Christopher Bucklow, Untitled 82410796 and 35.453, from The Guest series(2 works)

 

Christopher Bucklow
Untitled 82410796 and 35.453, from The Guest series(2 works), 2002
chromogenic print

 

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Christopher Bucklow, The Two Guests, 12: 22pm, 1 December

 

Christopher Bucklow
The Two Guests, 12: 22pm, 1 December, 1996
dye destruction photogram, mntd

 

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Christopher Bucklow, Untitled, 31st July

 

Christopher Bucklow
Untitled, 31st July, 1998
dye destruction photogram, mntd

 

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  Born Manchester, England
2004   Light & Atmosphere, Miami Art Museum, USA
2004   Riflemaker Gallery, London
2003   Recycling Lucifer’s Fall, Houldsworth Gallery, London
2003   Galerie Edward Mitterrand, Geneva
2002   Angeli Rrose, Anthony Wilkinson Gallery, London
2001   Christopher Bucklow: Guests and Tetrarchs, The Photographers’ Gallery, London
2001   Visionaire’s Exquisite Corpse, Sao Paulo, Brazil
2001   Unqiue(s), Houldsworth, London
2001   Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York
2001   Best Of Visionaire, Fashion Institute of Technology, New York
2000   Vaknin Schwartz Gallery, Atlanta
2000   Choices 2000, Museum of Modern Art, New York
2000   Unique Photographs, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York
1999   The Mancunian Heresy, Anthony Wilkinson Gallery, London
1999   Canopic Fusion Reactor, Tate Gallery, St. Ives
1999   The Office of Misplaced Events (Temporary Annexe), curated by Simon Morrisey, Lotta Hammer Gallery, London
1999   Underexposed, Subway System, Stockholm
1998   Mead Gallery, Warwick Arts Centre U. of Warwick, London
1998   Paul Kasmin Gallery New York
1998   Ghosts, Stones and Rivers, Dots, Illusions, Flowers, Galerie JGM Paris
1997   Object and Abstraction, Museum of Modern Art NY
1997   Picturing Modernity , San Francisco Museum of Modern Art San Francisco
1997   In Visible Light, Museum of Modern Art Oxford, England
1996   A Fool's Rain, ICA London
1996   Fraenkel Gallery San Francisco
1995   Recent Acquistions, Museum of Modern Art New York
1995   T.A.S. London
1995   Fraenkel Gallery San Francisco
1995   The Independent Art Space London, UK
1995   "After Art" and "The Abstract Urge", Ansel Adams Center San Francisco
1994   Guest, Herzliya Museum Israel
1994   The Earth is Like the Sun, Center for the Arts Alberta, Canada
1994   The Israel Sculpture Biennale, , En Mod Israel
1994   After Art, Henry Art Gallery, U. of Washington Seattle
1993   Cologne Art Fair, Lisson Gallery Cologne
1993   Bucklow/ Rounes, Wooster Gardens Gallery New York
1992   Inside a Microcosm, Laure Genillard Gallery London
   Selected Writings and Papers by the Artist
2003 - ‘ Psychocosm’ Lecture at conference, Science Museum, London
2000 - ‘Speculations on the art of Rick Chapman’ Birdman Press, San< Francisco
1998 - ‘William Blake and The Sea of Time and Space’, SOF Magazine, England
1997 - ‘O Felix Culpa - Metaphors of Reintegration’. Essay in catalogue to Robert Davies Exhibition, Arquivo, Lisbon, Portugal
1996 - ‘Una vesta di Colore’. Essay in catalogue to Simon Callery Exhibition, Anthony Wilkinson Gallery, London
1995 - ‘The Beauty of the World’, Catalogue Essay to Independent Art Space exhibition, London
‘ Thought Forms’, Essay in catalogue to Susan derges Exhibition, Arnolfini, Bristol
‘Launching Points to the Realm of Mind’, Essay in catalogue to Edward Chell Exhibition, Anthony Wilkinson gallery, London
‘Guest’, Catalogue to Jeffrey Fraenkel Gallery exhibition, San Francisco
‘Anti Science’ Letter to Michael Read, See Magazine, San Francisco
1994 - ‘Human Nature’ Essay in catalogue to Mark Francis Exhibition, Maureen Paley, Interim Art, London
‘Footnotes to an Unwritten Text’, essay in catalogue to exhibition, Ex Lanifacio Bona Carignano, Turin, Italy
1993 - ‘ The Tailor Patched’, Essay in catalogue to ‘Between Sun and Earth’, The Photographers’ Gallery, London
1991 - ‘Postmodern Theories of Modernism’, Lecture at conference at the Getty Center’ Los Angeles
1989 - ‘Instantaneity and Transience’, essay in ‘British Photography - the Fine Art Tradition’, Cambridge University Press
1988 - ‘Construction and Appropriation’, essay in ‘The Art of Photography’, Yale University Press

Forthcoming Monographs
2003 - Christopher Bucklow: Drawings. British Museum, London. Essays by Marina Warner, Roger Malbert, and interview with Adam Phillips
2004 - Christopher Bucklow: Photographs, Blindspot Publications, New York. Essays by Maria Morrris Hambourg and Prof David Alan Mellor