My practice builds from a previous career in engineering and is an interplay between digital and oil-based works, including mappings of non-normative bodies, and digital investigations of the human body as a celebrated, objectified, abstracted form.
Often the work is driven by a desire to get under the skin, to pare away the superficial and reveal the substance, but it can be an urge to access the entire surface of the body in one go, to map the body like as terrain and to inspect its geography.
My practice involves collaboration with real people and invokes two sides of my brain.
The scientific side interrogates digitised bodies, often resulting in time-based works – underpinned by an urge to make the pixel more visceral.
The instinctive side of my brain has developed skills in oil painting – chosen for its ability to become flesh on the canvas.
My work has been exhibited widely in the UK, Europe, Australia and USA.
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2013-15, MA in Fine Art, City and Guilds School of Art, London.
2012-13, Foundation Diploma in Art and Design, City Lit College, London.
Previously, BSc Engineering, University of Bath.
Perfection / Speculation at Praksis, Oslo, starting on 15th August 2020 and continues online for 12 months until cumulating with 5 weeks in Oslo from 9th August 2021 and an exhibition at the Vigeland Museum.
The residents are selected from investigators whose focus is on the modifiable human body as a medium of expression, experimentation, research and social interaction: artists, designers, scientists, writers, psychologists, programmers, film- and video-makers and anthropologists.
Perfection / Speculation will connect with body cultures of the past, present and future. It is supported by the Vigeland Museum and Karmaklubb. Praksis is funded by the Arts Council Norway and the City of Oslo.
My participation in the Perfection|Speculation Residency is supported by the Arts Council England.
“All our tomorrows…” conference, King’s College, London, curated by Gabriel Gbadamosi and Jonathan Meth, KCL Arts and Humanities Festival 2017. Commissioned to produce 5 new works for the Anatomy Lecture Theatre and the main Anatomy Theatre.
2021, Wells Art Contemporary, Wells Cathedral.
2021, Perfection|Speculation, Vigeland Museum, Oslo, Norway, curated by Praksis and Adam Peacock.
2020, In the Dark 2020: Even Darker, Cello Factory, organised by The London Group with Flux Events and Computer Arts Soicety, curated by Genetic Moo.
2020, Civil Disobedience: residente o visitante, Romantso in Athens, curated by Menelas.
2020, Digitalized Perspectives, MK Gallery, Portland USA, curated by Gabrijel Hammong Savic Ra.
2019, Fugita, Chapel at Brompton Cemetery, London, curated by Robert Taylor.
2018, Exceptional, Collyer Bristow Gallery, London, curated by Rosalind Davis.
2017, Dartington Outing, Dartington Hall, Devon, curated by Dr. Kevin Childs.
2017, In Your Face, Salisbury Arts Centre, Salisbury, curated by Sadie Lee.
2017, Now, where are we? 1967-2017, Strand Gallery, London, curated by Michael Petry.
2017, Federation Square and Midsumma Horizon, Melbourne, curated by Alison Bennett.
2017, Exceptional, Collyer Bristow Gallery, London, curated by Rosalind Davis.
2017, Visiting Lecturer, Norwich University of the Arts, invited by the Dean.
2017, Melt Festival, Brisbane, curated by Alison Bennett.
2016, Uncertain States, Mile End Arts Pavilion, London, curated by Uncertain States magazine.
2016, Money and Power, Guildhall Art Gallery, London, curated by Katherine Pearce.
Upcoming Exhibitions(details in News)
2021, Our Digital Selves, online exhibition.
2020, Raft, online exhibition.
2020, Arada Arts Festival, Istanbul.
2020, Unmasked, Impulse Movement, online.
2020, Reconstruct, Pride Atelier, Berlin.
2019, What’s the point?, Menier Gallery, London.
2019, Looking the Other Way 2019, Espacio Gallery, London.
2019, FLUID Berlin, the Ballery, Berlin.
2019, FLUID, Espacio Gallery, London.
2017, GPN17, Hackney Wick, London.
2017, Summer Salon, Lubomirov Angus Hughes, London, curated by William Angus-Hughes.
2016, Indelible, Camden Image Gallery, London.
2016, DeArte, Palacio Neptuno, Madrid.
2015, Re:Defining Beauty, Leyden Gallery, London.
2015, 1 plus 3 skins, C&G Art School, London.
2015, 16/15, Muse Gallery, London.
2019, Fugita, Chapel at Brompton Cemetery, London.
All our tomorrows…, Anatomy Theatre King’s College, London, October 2017.
Now, where are we? 1967-2017, Strand Gallery, London, June-July 2017
The Lord Mayor of City of Westminster Ian Adams holding an original copy of the Wolfenden Report, with the team that delivered “Now, where are we? 1967-2017”.
Jonathan Armour, Guy Burch, Kevin Childs, Jonathan Cooper, Brian Dennis, Richard Dickson, Santiago Echeverry, Franc-off GodeVi, Sunil Gupta, Charan Singh, Angel Ito, Brad Kenny, Michael Petry, Richard Sawdon Smith, Milan Svanderlik.
“Exceptional”, Collyer Bristow Gallery, London, February 2017
“DeArte”, Madrid, February 2016