Ed Kluz graduated from Winchester School of Art in 2002 and is best known for his detailed, meticulously researched, prints or paint and collage studies of reimagined historic houses and landscapes.
Interested in antiquarianism and a desire to seek out the obscure, Ed Klutz is inspired by topographical and architectural engravings from the seventeenth and eighteenth century and early photography. He grew up in the Yorkshire Dales surrounded by a sense of remoteness which further encouraged his interest in forgotten places, crumbling estates and follies. During the preparatory stage of his work, Ed can spend hours at a site of interest soaking up the atmosphere, sketching and taking photographs before translating it into ink or watercolour and collage.
Ed Kluz’s work can be found in a number of private and public collections including the V&A and York City Art Gallery and in the 2017 publication, ‘Ed Kluz: The Lost House Revisited’, published by Merrell.