‘Twas in another lifetime one of toil and blood When blackness was a virtue, the road was full of mud… —Bob Dylan, “Shelter from the Storm” “Shelter from the Storm” is a series that tries to exemplify a part of migrants lives, that being shelter. The shelters provide shade for having meals, foul weather and for workers left overnight to… [read this]
The “cuba shoreline” project reflects art found in nature and nurtured through manipulation using digital and traditional tools. The layering provides a visual distancing and through it new interpretations of what’s been captured appear.
When I’m sitting on the stairs of my apartment, I find some glittering bright flying objects in the night sky. These are not stars, it’s clear. “L’Étranger” may be looking at me from outer space. I wonder he can identify our strange sphere. And I’m thinking about “L’Étranger” drifting in the dark.
By isolating and simplifying objects and their environments, an elemental nature can be revealed that exists in all things, real and imagined. This is the thread connect us all. Through the particular, the universe can be obtained. The power of art is the power of transcendence from beauty and the particular into the sublime and the universe and back again…. [read this]
In these photographs of street signs in and around London, I have digitally replaced the existing directions with my own observations, thoughts and memories. I aim to transform these utilitarian, monotonous surfaces into something personal and poetic.
daredevil it felt as if he was made out of gold his head rested upon his shoulders weightless, his father called for him but Icarus seemed hypnotised lost in a curve of endless blue the sun in his eyes as if he was made out of gold “I’m a bird”, he must have thought as feathers whirled round his head… [read this]
I think I’m a collagist simply because I love images. I’m a magpie for ephemera, searching out and collecting interesting visual material. The poetic quality of vintage material has a particular draw for me. There’s often a shrouded sense of sadness in old images. They are memories that have been forgotten and discarded as they lost their immediate relationship to… [read this]
My working method since the mid-1990s has been to create equivalent color palettes from my collage and montage studies for translation into the medium of oil paint. In all of my paintings, I have sought color mastery and color is the subject of my work. Both Josef Albers and Charles W. Hawthorne were obsessed with creating the illusion of transparency… [read this]
My new paintings are taking an honest direction home. My early work was both naïve and primitive. My early heroes were people like “Le Douanier” Henri Rousseau and Horace Pippin, an American painter. Now I find myself coming back to that, just trying to be natural and comfortable with my skill, such as it is, and my expression. What is… [read this]
I am not an artist. I am not a painter, sculptor, filmmaker, or content creator. Everything I’ve made was done so to maintain my sanity and health. Not creating physically pains me. All work is a response to what’s happening across my mind and the world. It’s not Pop, abstract, surreal, or modern. It’s a cultural response. I don’t follow… [read this]
For me, whether your work is a craft or an art, first of all it has to be sincere and important for you. That’s a secret of happiness. At least a big part of it. My works shouldn’t make the world better. I just need them to exist. And hope that someone else also does. The Palette project consists of… [read this]
The ‘taped together’ series uses pieces of tape to merge images in an organic way. In this perception, tape is the flesh and blood vessels that put together a golem-like corpus.
These abstract mixed-media art works deal with contemporary social issues while leaving interpretations up to the viewer rather than taking hard line either/or stances. Themes include the disintegrating middle-classes, who has power and access in society, the continuing demonization and marginalization of communities created by the War on Drugs, and the blurring line between the digital art-world and the ‘legitimate’… [read this]