CRAIG MCCLURE
(b. 1985, Paisley, Scotland)
Bachelor of Media Arts (Honours), Waikato Institute of Technology

McClure, inspired by a childhood packed with American comic books and cartoons, creates his own caste of characters that look into fictional stereotypes focusing on ideas of contemporary masculinity and the super-hero. He turns 'tough guys' into what he calls 'man puddles', unlikely to rescue you and more accustomed to panic attacks.

Influenced by the internet, film, television, overheard conversations and observing the people around him, McClure explores and challenges ideas around stereotypes, politics, popular culture and mass media. It is a subtle form of social commentary that allows you to have a little chuckle while hinting at something deeper.



Recent Projects include: Human Era, HOLM Space, Auckland, NZ (2017); HYFR at ZEUS, Zeus Gallery, Tauranga, NZ (2017); Atlas, Tauranga Public Art Gallery, Tauranga, NZ (2016); Out of Order, Calder and Lawson Gallery, Waikato University, Hamilton, NZ (2015); Assault on Art Precinct 13, RAMP Gallery, Hamilton, NZ (2014); draw inc., Artist Run Gallery and Studios, Hamilton, NZ (2010 - 2014)

The links:
Craig McClure's Website
'Re-Inking Masculinity' - review on EyeContact
Atlas Installation
About Atlas on Tauranga Public Art Gallery's Website
Man Puddles Zine Review
RETROSPECT: Featured in Threaded Ed. 10 'The Double-Check ++ Issue'