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.
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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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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
Shiro Oni Artist-in-Residence Group Show 2019 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.
Stormy Waters
A visual metaphor of purgatory. A transitional phase as a that's full of motion but no progress.
Amazon Forest
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.
A Gamer's Progress
A modern spin on William Hogarth’s “A Rake’s Progress”. A classic tale of how one’s inherent vices has led to a gradual albeit dramatic fall from grace. It’s a familiar tale, and one worth retelling in a different context. Here you’ll find the steady decline of a privileged kid who succumbs to his gaming addiction.
When to Stop?
A series of illustrations I submitted to the D&AD Young Blood 2017 Competition
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.
Various Illustrations Pt.1
Various Illustrations I've done over time.
The Book Funeral
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
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