Born on Monday 1st August 1977 and, essentially, a painter.
Sometimes a knife is used instead of a brush; a controlled act of violence. Sometimes the painting can only be seen with imagination.
Conceptual elements and humour often appear in my work through research, title, narrative, and things that are already in place. “Happy accidents” are not made by stray colours on my brush, but appear later through intention or random outcomes beyond my control.
Hand-cutting through a work of art made by another artist provokes questions, but leaves no room for error. Absurd in my actions, mistakes are not easily rectified. The original work is never seen; it now faces the wall and the viewer is left to wonder what is on the other side. Is it relevant to anything we now see?
Drawing and painting are as important to me as ideas. They are my expressions in an increasingly entropic world. Of importance is the responsibility in enabling thoughts that may question our identity, philosophy, beliefs, ideas, and actions.
Died, aged 77, Saturday 1st August 2054
2013 All Money is Dirty Art in the Underbelly, Norwich
2012 Intrinsic The Soup Lab, Norwich
2012 Punctum The Bicycle Shop, Norwich
2011 Value II National exhibition
2011 Value I Castle Mall, Norwich
2013 Surface Art in the Ark, The Ark Centre, Basingstoke
2013 Cambridge Artworks Open Cambridge
2013 Weird & Wonderful cueB gallery, London
2013 Living Numbers FAB'13, Bath
2013 Norwich 20 Group Spring Exhibition, The Forum, Norwich
2013 The Other Art Fair London
2012 Recent Graduates’ Exhibition AAF, Battersea, London
2012 Degree show Norwich University College of the Arts
2012 Position Norwich University College of the Arts
2011 SHOWCASE The Forum, Norwich
2011 Babel Stew Gallery, Norwich
2012 Vernon Crowther Prize