I’m drawing an object and posting it to Instagram each day, for 365 days. The objects I choose will be those that surround me in everyday life and more unusual objects that interest me. After 365 days all of the objects will be displayed to form a self-portrait in objects. The images below represent the last […]
|I use drawing as a very accessible, flexible and direct way of making artwork.
In theory you can use a burnt stick or other basic item to create marks; I tend to use black oil pastels of various colours and sizes as they give me an immediate strong line, which is almost impossible to rub-out. So once I make a mark I’m committed to it.
My work has often been described as urban and visually strong. I’ve been influenced by comic books, pop art, Van Gogh and urban signage.
This video shows the drawing of the blue bags used in the ‘Blue plastic bags and leaves‘ piece.
15th – 18th August, 2014. (Solo show). Franfrantou. Weserstrasse 53, 12045 Berlin. This show presented an opportunity to develop my work in a tight time window of just two weeks. I focused on working quickly, which helped maintain a fresh feel to the final pieces. Artwork on show: Setting up ‘A slice of life’ exhibition
There’s a common custom in Berlin, to leave unwanted items that might be useful to other people, in a cardboard box outside your house. In this way I acquired a child’s tutu dress. The exhibition ‘A slice of life’ at Franfrantou focused on ideas of mortality. As the drawings float and dance they conjure feelings […]
Oil pastel on paper on cardboard.When I see nature I like, I sometimes put it in a plastic bag and take it home. That’s a typical modern experience of nature. This composite drawing compromises of studies of various types of leaves found in Berlin and a blue plastic bag, used to collect the leaves.The final […]
These are drawings of 9 different knives in 6 different colours. The knives were drawn turning to produce drawings from different angles. The drawings were cut-out on cardboard and secured to the wall to create a rain of knives, albeit made beautiful by a rainbow of colour.