I am a satirical artist, a kind of surrealist, big; bright; pop; weird figurative landscape, sculptures and interventions, semi conceptual and deliberately diversifying in style and content using humour - to solve problems both pictorially and narratively. I like the absurd – the masking of the serious stuff in life to create an acceptable illusion.
I produce painting and sculpture: Acrylic paintings on board, often manipulated into forms outside of the traditional oblong; Cardboard sculptures and other mixed media playing with the boundary between 2/3D.
I play with the viewers’ preconceived ideas of perspective, size and context, turning subjects (sometimes literally) on their head. There is often a play on words or a subversion of expectation in my concepts alongside my struggle to produce exciting compositions and relevant techniques in material handling. I don’t appear to have a consistent style, in fact I like to play with the ‘feel’ that different forms of execution allow. As it is so figurative yet twisted, I am greatly interested in what the viewer sees in my work in comparison to my own intentions. I am interested in forcing a narrative in the viewer.
My scientific background is evident in my interest in how things work logically, and the techniques involved in the manipulation of the physical world.
Years working in the building trade as a plasterer and general building affords me with the skills/interest to realise artworks from a technical perspective.
Collaboration and technician work on several projects
for performance artist Tom Marshman.
Prop making, music production, photography and film making.
Professional plasterer for 8 years
General building work for similar period.
Semi-professional musician with various projects.
Childrens music workshops.
2018 Wimbledon College of Art
MA Painting Degree Show
2018 Lewisham Art House: 62 Hands
MA Painting group show
2017 The Greenbank: S-Cargo Show
Solo show of previous 2 years work inc. time in Marseille
2017 Bellvue Rd, Easton, Bristol: Three Street installations
2017 Commemorative artwork for the funeral of Mr. Patrick Joyce
2014 La Galerie Esdac, Aix-en-Provence: Challenge Artistique de L’Esdac
Group show curated by Stéphane SALORD.
2012 York St. Bristol Three installations on a street billboard
2012 Disused swimming pool. Bristol: The Deep End
Artspacelifespace group show.
2012 The Showroom, College Green, Bristol: Inc. group show
2012 The Duke Artspace, Bristol: Suspension solo show
2011 Oxford Natural History Museum: Incurable Optimism
working with neurologist Dr. Martin Turner and the
Motor Neurone Disease Association.
2011 Edwardian Toilets: Toilet block group show.
Park Row, Bristol
2008 The Goldmine: 12 Days of Xmas.
A Steal from Work group show. 15-19 Stokes croft, Bristol
2007 St. Thomas the Martyr, Bristol: Plan 9 Contemporary Art Auction.
Auction of members artworks.
2007 Spike Island: Martin Kippenburger fries and a shake
Plan 9 group show
2005 The Tobacco Factory: Snogs and submarines
One30bar: Two Genius’s
Pollock and Joyce two person shows.
2004 The Tobacco Factory: A Load of Pollocks solo show
2018 MA Painting
Wimbledon College of Arts UAL
2002 BTEC ND Music Production City of Bristol College
1996 B.Sc. Geological Sciences