Chris Agnew is a British artist known for his highly detailed drawings and icon panel etchings. He received his BA in Contemporary Art Practice from The University of Leeds in 2008, followed by a Masters in Fine Art at the Wimbledon College of Art in 2010. Agnew’s work deals with the construction and deconstruction of belief systems, be they political, religious, social or cultural. He is interested by the malleable nature of what we hold as ‘truth’, and how the presentation of information informs our subsequent understanding of events. Agnew was awarded the Axisweb Artist Award (2017), the Derwent Art Prize (2016), and has been shortlisted for awards including the Jerwood Drawing Prize (2010 and 2009 respectively) and Saatchi’s New Sensations (2010). His works are held in collections including the V&A, London, and the Hearst Corporation, New York. Recent solo shows include Ba da, Doda (2017), London Art Fair, Dither (2016), The Mighty Grip of Fate (2014), with Kristin Hjellegjerde, London and The Pomp of Circumstances at Nancy Victor Gallery, London (2012). Agnew has divided his time between the UK and his studio in Bucharest for the past five years.