“The last 25 years of my existence has been spent producing experimental imagery in one form or another. It fills the gaps between breathing and blinking. It’s an obsession. You begin to live for those soaring moments, when everything falls into place and you realize that the fractured sleep patterns, the questioning, and the cycles of refinement & experimentation has been worth it. It’s perverse pleasure.
My output sits somewhere in that illusive grey area between the worlds of art & design. Forever trying to push the limits of the processes i choose to work with. Experience has taught me that the magic often reside in the mistakes……. its all about learning to exploit them to your own gain. A constant learning curve that’s afforded me luxury of keeping things interesting for both myself and those who invest in what i do. I take my time over ideas and production working in a way that’s completely at odds with the instant gratification culture of the digital age.
A fascination with music from an early age in all its varied forms is what placed me on this trajectory in the first place. As a child I was mesmerized by the album sleeves of my parents record collection. Windows into an unexplored often taboo world. Those black plastic disks and their accompanying sounds and images were a powerful & mysterious influence. I’m convinced this is where my artistic leanings developed from.
Those intense eye jarring halftone patterns on the cover of reggae artist U-Roy’s version galore album and the famous acid yellow cover of the sex pistols ‘never mind the bollocks’ album with its ransom note typography were certainly major influences.
I fell in love with silkscreen printing when I began learning the basics in my teens. I’ve have been working with this process in depth and have been utilizing its capabilities my own print releases and artwork to date.
Much of what i produce at the moment explores abstracted mathematical linear forms, some of which are based around music and sound. Utilizing custom software applications and frequency isolators to create raw pixelated imagery which are then developed away from the glare of the computer screen using traditional hand etching techniques on film. The resultant images are being released as silkscreen prints and large scale art works using a variety of materials including oxidized metals. Alongside these very graphically pure creations i’m still experimenting on a regular basis with freehand silkscreen printing techniques on canvas using heavy structured acrylics. This site will be updated regularly with new visual material documenting the actual production of these pieces. Selected works will also be available to purchase.
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