Who Are You? is the eponymous piece which lends to the feeling of alienation in a foreign context. This piece proposes that in such moments of dissonance, the look of befuddlement is shared by both parties and not just the foreigner.
These were inspired by the layered expressive potential of Chinese calligraphy art. A master once shared with me that you'd have to master all the technical skills of calligraphy before your work starts to reflect your beliefs. I explored this concept with my own practice, looking to express my inner thoughts through lines that were more expressive than figurative. The seal applied to each work is reminiscent of the ornamental seals used on calligraphy work as a decorative watermark.
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In solidarity with the Amazon Forest. This work was done with the belief that all our collective efforts can amount to something in the ways of a better world.
Artwork for Industria 2019
I was invited by the organisers of Industria (Индустрия), a pioneering design and art festival based in Izhevsk, Russia, to contribute an artwork that pays homage to the city's industrial roots. I sought to visualise the correlation between their industrial heritage and the comforts it allowed its residents by making a connection between their factories and love for sauna.
All The People, So Many People
All The People, So Many People is an ongoing visual mixtape which consists of visualised song suggestions from close friends who have been asked the question "Pick a song that summarises our friendship." The idea is that these visualised suggestions will paint an honest portrait of myself. As the wise Jim Rohn once said "We are the average of the five people we spend the most time with".
Shiro Oni Residence Group Show 2019 / シロオニ展覧会 ２０１９年
I was one of 8 artists in Shiro Oni's 2019 July art residency intake, situated in a small town in Gunma. It was a culturally immersive experience punctuated by wholesome interactions with locals, a summer festival, hot spring trips and a group exhibition at the end.
Castles Made of Sand: Vinyl Cover Design
Secret 7” takes 7 tracks from 7 of the best-known musicians around and presses each one 100 times to 7” vinyl. An open call is then made to create artwork for the 7 tracks. I chose the song "Castles Made of Sand" by Jimi Hendrix
Grief Is The Thing With Feathers: Book Cover Design
Grief is the thing with Feathers by Max Porter is a poignant yet whimsically paced narrative of a family that's stricken with grief by the loss of its mother. Grief comes in the form of a crow. It was my favourite read of 2018 and so I decided to design a book cover for it.
I was commissioned by the Independent for an illustration to support Will Self's article regarding the nature of the UK's mental health facilities and its correlation with the stigma surrounding mental health.
A visual metaphor of purgatory. A transitional phase ridden with motion but lacking in progress.
Editorial - Dragon Boat Festival
The Book Funeral