Welcome to Living Fossils - Christopher McHugh Fine Art!
Welcome to LIVING FOSSILS, the website of Christopher McHugh Fine Art. Please explore this site to learn about my work and find out about current and future events, projects and exhibitions. Also, please explore the links to my gallery site and Ginko Fine Art, an online gallery and shop of Anglo-Japanese art and gifts.
I am an artist based in Gateshead in the North East of England. I create etchings, collagraphs and mixed media work and am inspired by my background in archaeology as much as by my time spent living in Japan. My art is concerned with the passage of time and its imprint on the material world. In my photoetchings, I tend to blend found objects, photography and everyday imagery in order to create a printed collage. I am also interested in the idea of incorporating printmaking with sculptural work and have been investigating the casting of prints in resin and the use of unusual ways of displaying work in a 3-dimensional manner, including printing on glass and making books. I have exhibited my work widely in the UK and Japan.
Photo: Keith Pattison, 2006, courtesy of Northern Print