A BODY OF ARTWORK
A BODY OF ARTWORK
It’s appropriate I begin my first blog post with a discipline I am most passionate about as every artwork or conception of an idea begins with my passion: drawing. I approach drawing in a way which has always been second nature to me, my lines are drawn from within me and they have to flow to …
I am a Fine Art and I completed my fine art degree and gained my PhD at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London. My works have been shown at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMa) and are held within private collections in both England and the USA. I now live in the US. In this fine art portfolio I have brought together examples of 30 years of my work.
I was born in the working class East-End of London and I’ve been creating my entire life, at 17 I was accepted at my first art school and at 26 I completed my PhD at the Slade School of Fine Art in London. At the heart of my artwork is the autobiographical. By drawing from my own personal experiences in life with soul baring honesty, I hope to reveal in my artwork essential truths which unite us. A connection which is real.
My passion are my lines and their movement and my materials for all they are in their essence and all they give to me. I often venture from the boundaries of conventional media and some of my works employ the services of metals; gold, copper and iron for their individual truths in what they are. Gold for it’s purity, copper for its strength to weather great storms and to protect, and iron for it’s beauty in it’s decay.
When I begin a piece I never know where it is going to go, it takes me. I only know the feel of the mediums I need in embrace in my hand, be it a graphite pencil or a piece of pastel or a brush full of oil paint with all the smells that go along with it. It is love that I have with whatever I hold in my hand and a trust it knows where it is going because I surely do not. That trust has never forsaken me.
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