Having returned to fine art after studies in theatrical stage, set and costume design, new works in collage and assemblage continue to have a sense of narrative, presence and landscape. Through a stream of consciousness and chance situations, two and three dimensional forms of collected object and imagery combine into staged narratives. Between the illusions of background and foreground, the images play both literally through theatrical storytelling and physically through a balancing act of positioning and careful placement to create a juxtaposing cultural artefact as composed by the artist.
A chosen "curiosity" takes centre stage whilst a series of aesthetic happenings convert its purpose, context and appreciation. Often placed against physical mini backdrops, these visual landscapes become subject to the audience’s interpretation.
The time and space of the artist when creating such works is apparent when tracking one series of work to the next. Material available at the time is often repeated, off-cuts reappear and motifs in shape and texture are re-introduced between the works. Quite often focusing more so on recycling recognisable visuals rather than introduce a new image. By which as the viewer identifies themselves with the working patterns of the artist, will acknowledge when these materials translate from one scenario to the next.
2016 AVERAGE ARTS
ISSUE 2, Paint by Number
2016 OPEN 16, Peckham Platform
30WORKS30DAYS, 12ø Collective Stoke Newington
ISSUE 2: PAINT BY NUMBER, Gallery 24 Leeds
GRADUATE ART & DESIGN EXHIBITION, Candid Arts Islington
THIRTY ONLINE PLATFORM : 30WORKS30DAYS, 12ø Collective online
GOT MAIL?, East Bristol Contemporary
CHROMA RED ISSUE, Safehouse 1 Peckham
THE INTERNATIONAL POSTCARD SHOW, The Surface Gallery Nottingham
2015 OPEN 15, Peckham Platform
BATTERSEA ART STATION, Battersea Arts Centre
2014 ASSEMBLY : CCW ALUMNI SHOW, Chelsea College of Arts
DEGREE SHOW BA (HONS) THEATRE & SCREEN, Wimbledon College of Arts
EDUCATION AND TRAINING
2015 ARTIST ASSISTANT INTERNSHIP, Hackney Downs Studios
2011-2014 BA (HONS) THEATRE & SCREEN: THEATRE DESIGN, UAL WCA
2010-2011 FOUNDATION DIPLOMA IN ART & DESIGN, UCA