Meri Croft (b.1998) is a recent BA (Hons) Fine Art Graduate from the University of Leeds and the University of Lisbon. She is currently working from her studio near Huntingdon, Cambridgeshire.
Primarily an abstract painter, Croft's work explores thresholds. Whether this be the physical limit between interiors and exteriors or the immaterial divide between internal and external self. Croft's work is driven by the in-between, the ever-changing state between one form and another. The time-consuming process of capturing and painting the appearance of a wavering divide between two states seems almost a contradictory process, however, Croft's paintings attempt to contain and solidify the fluid and transient.
Using fluid washes of colour against vivid impasto shapes, and by scratching into the paint to reveal different layers, Croft's paintings highlight how two worlds can exist simultaneously and be brought together to create a new, and entirely different, whole.
2016 - 2020 - University of Leeds, Faculty of Fine Art, History of Art and Cultural Studies
2018 - 2019 - Faculdade de Belas-Artes, Universidade de Lisboa
'Simmer' - July 2020 - Online
'HomeTurf' October 2019 - Leeds
' 3ª edição GAB-A, Galerias Abertas das Belas-Artes' May 2019 - Lisbon
'Weight and Wonder' April 2018 - Lady Beck, Leeds