United Kingdom


Artist statement; As a former member of the band Elastica and having achieved more than I ever anticipated from music, in 2010 I made a decision to begin a long overdue degree in fine art and graduated from Brighton University with a first class honours degree. Evoking memory, I ask the viewer to engage in the bold colours and imagery of play and having fun, suggesting that these colours, shapes and patterns can mean so much more than they are. By experimenting with shape and scale, I aim to create objects reminiscent of children’s toys in their construction but also drawing on the idea of investigation into structure. I find inspiration in the stark urban geometry of Brutalist architecture, concrete bunkers and the brightly coloured building blocks of childhood along with the ‘cut-outs’ of Matisse, the printing of Sister Corita Kent and a new found passion in exotic plants. As well as working part time in the costume department of the film industry, last year I also toured extensively with the band Piroshka, playing synth and singing.

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Battersea Autumn
Battersea, London: 21 - 24 October 2021
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