Brian Catling is a singular and celebrated artist who makes both horrifying and sublime works in a wide range of media. He is a sculptor, poet, filmmaker performance artist and novelist who holds the post of Professor at the Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford University.
The multidisciplinary nature of Catling's talent often leads to the production of what he calls "hybrid events": his works in time-based media brandish the iconic physicality of the sculptural and draw on his love of music-hall and the ventriloquism as much as they do on his knowledge of anatomy and academic art history.
He has published poetry since the days of the Albion Village Press and recently completed a trilogy of novels entitled The Vorrh. He is the founder of the international performance art group The Wolf in Winter and in 2007 his permanent monument to the executed was unveiled at the Tower of London. His collected poetry A Court of Miracles was published in 2009.
Catling contributed the moving and insightful essay "The Meteoritic Mirrows of Matthew Luck Galpin" to Campo del Cielo.