Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Bobby Sayers Artist Statement

I wrote an artist statement for Bobby Sayers, for his show and text seminar.
A copy can be found here

Birdface Comic

Pun Police

As always, clicky picture to make bigger.

Monday, 21 March 2011

Monday mornings...

Show and Text 2011

In progress:

Click images to enlarge.

Show and Text set up:


I work primarily with drawing, painting and text. Using influences drawn from; literature, cinema, the visual arts, graphic novels and philosophy, I create dreamlike sequences. Drawings allow me to work quickly and freely. My relationship to drawing is such that I can work without preciousness and thus quickly refine the imagery I’m using.

The imagery I use is fantastical. I use the term fantastical, in relation to the genre attached to Angela Carter’s writing; Fantastical Realism. This genre uses dream logic and fairytale imagery juxtaposed with recognisable or daily events, in order to explore and expose a deeper truth. Similarly I use a combination of text and image in an attempt to explore my own relationship with the world and the truths presented to me.

I like to work with sequences in order to generate a narrative and a dialogue between images. The raw/handmade look of the work helps keep it ‘alive’; thus leaving it open to interrogation.

Not the best Artists Statement, but the work went down well.

Thursday, 10 March 2011

Bird face and Owl

Small watercolour drawing.

Wednesday, 9 March 2011

Audience Owls

I like this conversation