Ed Kluz is fascinated by the objects of our cultural heritage, seeking out the eccentric, the lost and the overlooked. Follies, curiosities, vanished buildings and folk lore inspire the artwork which explores themes of renewal and reinvention.
As an artist and designer Ed Kluz embraces all forms of image making, from printmaking and textile design to book illustration and painting. Growing up in the Yorkshire Dales surrounded by the landscape of the past, his imagination was captured by the ruins of great abbeys and castles, sparking an interest in English Romanticism which remains at the core of his work.
His latest exhibition ‘The Lost House Revisited’ at Mascalls Gallery features large scale collages which reimagine Britain’s greatest and most curious lost country houses. The exhibition runs from 13 September – 13 December 2014.