BA Hons Fine Art Painting First Class
BA English and American Lit. Upper second class
Shortlisted for Bloomberg New Contemporaries
EAST MEETS WEST
The rich sensous eastern culture profoundly influences my visual vocabulary. The duality of east and west is referenced in my paintings by combining florid sensual wallpaper (either my own designs or those of William Morris) with the erotic imagery of Indian temple culture.
Whilst the density of detail in my work often obscures any explicit sexuality the figures remain subversive elements in the otherwise purely decorative repeating patterns of their western derivatives.
My work is extremely labour intensive, the constant working, repetition and constant focusing required to make the work acts for me like a visual mantra.