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Carl Beazley is a U.K based artist specialising in experimental / surrealist portraiture. He grew up in Berkshire, England. Completely self taught, he began by painting in the corner of his kitchen in 2012. In the summer of 2013 he converted his garage into a studio and since then, has exhibited work at the prestigious Royal Academy of Arts, London after being shortlisted for BBC1’s summer arts competition. He was also recently crowned the winner of Reading Arts week 2014.
Carl explains his work by saying, “by not going to University and not studying the all different painting techniques from history, I feel it has given me the freedom of learning from trial and error. I am always trying to look for something new and original that’s never been done before, and although I love the paintings of the old masters, it is important to me to look to the future so that in a hundred years from now we have our own history, not just a regurgitated version of the generation that came before us. If we don’t try to take art to the next level by looking forward, we will just end up going in circles.”