Ed Kluz is an artist, illustrator and printmaker. His work explores contemporary perceptions of the past through the reimagining of historic landscapes, buildings and objects.
The ideas of early Romanticism, the Picturesque movement and antiquarian representations of topography and architecture underpin his approach to image making. He has a particular interest in the eccentric, uncanny and overlooked – follies, lost country houses and ruins provide a constant source of inspiration.
As a designer and illustrator Ed has received commissions from the V&A, Faber, Folio Society, John Murray publishers, Little Toller Books and St Jude’s fabrics.
Ed was born in 1980 and grew up in Swaledale, North Yorkshire. He studied fine art at the Winchester School of Art 1999 – 2002. He now lives in East Sussex.
Nostalgia & Progress: Illustration after the Second World War
12th November 2014 – 28th February 2015
The Stanley & Audrey Burton Gallery, University of Leeds
Exhibition showcasing the work of major post-war British illustrators such as Edward Bawden and Edward Ardizzone, as well as contemporary illustrators inspired by the era.
The Architecture of Enlightenment
1st – 24th December 2014
The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh
The Lost House Revisited
13th September – 13th December 2014
Mascalls Gallery, Paddock Wood, Kent
In his first solo museum exhibition, Ed presented a series of large collages which explore the creation and destruction of the great country houses of Britain.
Old and New Friends
4th – 14th July 2014
Pentreath & Hall, Rugby Street, London
Original works and prints by Eric Ravilious, Edward Bawden and Ed Kluz.
Designing the Everyday: from Bloomsbury and Ravilious to the present day
7th May – 31st August 2014
The Towner, Eastbourne
Celebrating the anniversary of the Modern Art for the Table exhibition at Harrods in 1934, with a display featuring some of the greatest names of British art including Paul Nash, Graham Sutherland, Laura Knight and Duncan Grant and a wider survey of artists working in British industry during the 20th century as well as the contemporary designs of Angie Lewin, Ed Kluz and the company St Jude’s.
The Fry Art Gallery, Saffron Walden – (group) 2013
The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh – ‘The Drawing Room’ (solo) 2012
Liverpool School of Art – ‘The Ghosts of Gone Birds’ (group) 2012
The Rochelle School, London – ‘The Ghosts of Gone Birds’ (group) 2012
Scampston Hall, North Yorkshire – ‘British Printmaking’ (group) 2012
The Bankside Gallery, London – ‘St Jude’s in the City’ (group) 2010
Newby Hall, North Yorkshire – (resdency and solo) 2010
Mottisfont Abbey, Hampshire – ‘Cutting Edge. The Art of Paper’ (group) 2010
V&A – ‘Cherry on the Cake’ (group) 2009