I was born in the UK in 1993. I spent the first few years of my early childhood living in Brunei, Borneo, something that I am sure had a major effect on me. The totally different environment gave me the intuition early on that there is no true ‘normal’. In hindsight I have always been interested in anything that helps to transform my perception of the mundane. From mathematics, physics, philosophy, art, I always wanted to see the world around me as if for the first time. I have always felt a sense of the sublime, terrifying, awe inspiring strangeness of being.
The rest of my school years were in Hampshire, England. After getting involved in art forums as a young teenager and participating and learning for 5 years, I moved to Sweden to study at the Swedish Academy of Realist Art at the age of 18. Now I work part-time as an instructor at the same school whilst working on developing my own body of work. Over the past couple of years my work has found an audience online and started to be exhibited internationally, culminating in my first solo show in New York at Last Rites Gallery in 2018.
I work primarily in graphite and oils, using the human form as a vehicle to attempt to process the intensity and profound strangeness of the collective human experience. The distortions and transformations my subjects undergo serve to represent the experience of our internal state during crucial moments in our lives. Instead of focusing on literal representations of the world, I depict the surreal and abstract qualities of our subjectivity with the goal of creating works with a deep emotional resonance.
I have a strong sense that art makes the world a better place, and I am giving all I can to be of service in this way. My work means whatever it means to you.
2013 Moleskine Project III – Spoke Art , SF, USA
2015 Moleskine Project IV – Hashimoto Contemporary, SF, USA
2016 Moleskine Project V, Spoke Art, SF, USA
2017, Forbidden Thinking, Last Rites Gallery, NYC, USA
2017, Small Works Summer Show, BeinArt Gallery, Melbourne, AUS
2017, 13th Hour, Last Rites Gallery, NYC, USA
2018, Dreamer, Lover, Maker, Fighter, BeinArt Gallery, Melbourne, AUS
2018, Moleskine Project VI, Spoke Art, San Francisco, USA
2018, Suggestivism, Spoke Art, NYC, USA
2018 Hi Fructose Presents: Art of the Mushroom, Oakland, USA
2018 13th Hour, Last Rites Gallery, NYC, USA
2018, Interoception Solo Show, Last Rites Gallery, NYC, USA
Teaching and Workshops
2015-Present Day, Primary Instructor at The Swedish Academy of Realist Art
2018 La Galarie Roja, Discovering your Inspiration, Seville, Spain