Sam Cranstoun, Untitled (picture element) (2016)
- Edition of 5 + AP
Archival inkjet print on Museo Portfolio Rag
Sam Cranstoun’s practice focuses on the importance of contemporary image culture in shaping a collective understanding of the past. As history strives to obtain some level of historical ‘truth’, we as viewers grow to rely on photographs, videos, re-enactments and dramatizations as a way of interpreting and decoding past events. Cranstoun’s work has been exhibited at the Oriel Gallery in Brisbane, GoMA Q, 2015 (Queensland Art Gallery | Gallery of Modern Art, Brisbane), Light Play, 2015 (UQ Art Museum, Brisbane) and Guarding the Home Front, 2015 (Casula Powerhouse Arts Centre, Liverpool NSW). His work is held in private and public collections including University of Queensland Art Museum and Queensland University of Technology Art Museum. Cranstoun has been a finalist for the Archibald Prize (2007 and 2009) and has taken part in the Tokyo Cool Downtown Media Festival in 2010. He has completed a Bachelor of Fine Art (with Honours) from Queensland University of Technology. Cranstoun is represented by Milani Gallery, Brisbane, and Sophie Gannon Gallery, Melbourne.