5 Nov to 16 Dec
18 Dec to 3 Feb
I am creating this body of work to explore texture and form with manipulation of the human shape and the coinciding states of mentality. I experiment with the normal and abnormal textures of skin, hair, and human made objects. I aim to collide a nostalgic style of vintage cartoon, the imagination of an anxious mind with realism and pharmaceutical related pastel colours. I have done this by creating a series of globule shapes, adding various childhood memories of characters and objects as well as experiences i have gained over time engaging them within a illustrative manner. I intend to confuse, revolt, intrigue and encourage the viewer to question how beauty can exist within the grotesque figures. My process derives mostly of still images, objects i collect on a day to day basis, the physical world, and scenarios that i write down within my diary to help juxtapose the realms together. as well as form and complete a series of ideas that i transfer into the medium of oil paint. To do this i use traditional methods of oil painting such as intaglio, scumbling and various styles of glazing to achieve depth and to give other dimensions towards my art.