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crampin
tatheus IV
250.00
giclee print on paper

28cm x 37.5cm
This artist is available for commission.

Martin Crampin

One of a series of images of St Tatheus based around the history of Roman and early medieval Caerwent, now a small village in south east Wales.

Although no early medieval buildings have been found at Caerwent, many burials of the Roman and post-Roman period have been found inside and outside the old town, which may indicate that the area was used as a Christian site. Furthermore, early medieval ring pins and brooches have also been found, and some coins of the tenth and eleventh century. We also know that a large monastery existed at the site by the tenth century, according to information found in the Llandaff Charters. Recently an eleventh century cross fragment was found in the churchyard.

Martin moved to Wales in 1991, graduating in Interactive Arts from Newport School of Art and Design in 1995. During the final year of his undergraduate studies he began to make digital images for installations interpreting medieval Welsh tales, and these images began to assume a life of their own, individually and as series of images. Welsh history and archaeology have formed the basis of much of his work since, including research for an MA in Celto-Roman Studies.

He has worked as an artist in residence and teaches digital imaging at the University of Wales Aberystwyth, as well as working as a multimedia designer. His work has been exhibited across Wales and internationally, and reflects his ongoing engagement with the visual culture of Wales.