Based in London, UK

The embrace is a recurring motif embodied in many forms in my work. Primarily I am a painter and a sculptor. I use these differing mediums for their unique material qualities; their physicality allows me to explore certain aspects of physical relationships, such as hands locked together or squeezing a pillow, comparably to boxers clinching mid-fight.

 

Combining the 2D and 3D mediums together can catalyse a high pace or a gentle movement within the images. The materiality of painting and sculpture enables me to explore the physicality of the body and also its movement within space. To achieve this, I abstract particular aspects of the body and adjust the value of paint. I acknowledge the drawing, as the driving force behind the work; the lyrical gestures, and fluid marks are what make the liquid paint a physical body. The influence of German Expressionists and Symbolist painters is fundamental to my practice, their subjects resonate with me, and I relate to their emotive application of paint; Edvard Munch has been a constant inspiration.

 

My painting method is physical. I view the process as much a key part of the painting as the final marks made upon completion. Exploiting the properties of paint and clay I demonstrate the process to reveal this materiality. I enjoy media that are wet and primitive. Clay and oils have this honesty unlike plastic media, they are so tactile that it feels as close as one can get to moulding another body and the intimacy of touch can be as delicate as the process of firing clay. Clay as a transformative material is as primordial as our own sense of self, akin to the Greek myth of Pygmalion this earthy material is what makes mankind. With ceramics, I manipulate the clay to be bold and heavy, or light and delicate, so that once fired, it will either be full and glossy or rough and crisp at the edges.

 

My work focuses on the interplay between the physical sensations of my materials and the raw emotions of my own personal relationships.

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Education

 

Wimbledon College of Art (UAL)

BA (Hons) Fine Art: Painting, 2017-2020

Oxford Brookes University

Distinction in Foundation in Art and Design, 2016-2017

Awards

Saatchi Art's Rising Stars 2020 

The Fine Art Collective, Elephant X ColArts Summer Residency 2019 

Current Exhibitions

YAC 'Selects', Instagram, June/July 2021

Upcoming Exhibitions

THE WILD GEESE CALL, Old Street Gallery, 22nd - 28th August 2021

AFFORDABLE ART FAIR, Hampstead, London, 15th - 19th September 2021 

Past Exhibitions 

WHEN SNOWDROPS RISE, MAPA Fine Art, March 29th - May 31st 2021

TAKE ME SOMEWHERE NICE, Liliya Gallery, London, March 22nd - April 18th 2021

NEMESIS, Asylum Chapel, London, December 3rd 2020

PENULTIMATUM, Copeland Gallery, March 6th - 8th 2020 

MADE IN ARTS LONDON 2019 COLLECTION LAUNCH, TM Lighting Gallery, September 12th - November 29th 2019 

SAVED THOUGHTS, Jeannie Avent Gallery, London, July 19th - 28th 2019

CREAM: WHIPPED, The Coningsby Gallery, London, July 3rd - 7th 2019

SEVEN COUNTIES OPEN, OVADA, Oxford, May 10th - June 9th 2019

 

SAND PIT, Holborn, London, May 10th - 12th 2019

ART ON THE HILL, Brill, March 22nd-24th 2019

THE MYSTERY TOOTHBRUSH JAMBOREE, Wimbledon College of Arts, London, February 21st 2019

 

NOISE, The Crypt Gallery, London, January 21st-22nd 2019

THE ROOT VEGETABLE PETTING ZOO, The Poetry Cafe, London, December 14th 2018

TRACES (Curator), Central St Martins, London, November 22nd-30th 2018

VIVID STATE 001, The Crofters Rights, Bristol, September 19th 2018

 

STOCK UP ON AIR (Curator), Nunnery Gallery, London, September 14th-16th 2018

CROSS COLLEGE/ COURSE/ YEAR SHOW, Chelsea College of Arts, London, April 17th-20th 2018

CAMBERWELL SHORT FILM FESTIVAL, Camberwell College of Arts, London, March 6th-8th 2018

INTERMIX JUNGLE, The Mill, Oxford, August 4th-5th 2017

VIDEOVADA, OVADA, Oxford, June 15th-18th 2017

289, Oxford Brooke's University, June 9th-15th 2017

ART ON THE HILL, Brill, March 17th-19th 2017

 

ARTEFACT, OVADA, Oxford, February 10th-14th 2017

Interviews

Take Me Somewhere Nice Interview - Liliya Art Gallery - February 8th 2021

Traces Interview - Wimbledon College of Arts Blog - November 28th 2018

Stock Up On Air Interview - Wimbledon College of Arts Blog - July 31st 2018