Ashcroft has attracted critical interest for a diverse but coherent practice focused on contemporary issues ranging from the environment, neo-liberalsim, globalisation and socio-political malaise in the early twenty-first century. His post-apocalyptic, overtly heroic landscapes reference sources as diverse as Japanese ukiyo-e art to American Pop and Abstract Expressionism, to graffiti and Marvel comics, drawing on myths and legends of failed civilisations like H.G. Wells' The Shape of Things To Come. While there is something fantastical in tone and style in Ashcroft's imagery, the artist draws on the immediate reality of the grand narratives of the twentieth century - a reality we all recognise - as a mirror to appraise its legacy.
Dimensions: 21.5 x 30.5 x 1.4cm
Publisher: Gamma Proforma