About Me

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Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, United Kingdom
I am a recent Fine Art graduate of Hereford College of Arts after completing a HND in Fine Art last year at Newcastle- under- Lyme College. The majority of my work concentrates around the concept of Escape; both from the things that I want to escape from and what others wish to escape from. Some of my work concentrates on escaping from consumerism and large urban communities.

Tuesday, 23 June 2009

The Collective

An exhibition including the conceptual and sonic sculpture of Staffordshire artists Luce Roberts, Joe Clews, Matty Robinson and Dave Stringer.

Private View 10th July 2009 @7pm

exhibition runs from 10th- 20th July 2009

For more information contact myself or see www.binary-aesthetic.co.uk

see you there folks!

Sunday, 21 June 2009

Past Work- Life Drawings

As I am recently new to this site, I thought that it would only be right to add some of my previous work. Here are a few life drawings which I created about 18 months ago. I have always been passionate about drawing and Life drawing was always my favourite subject at Art college, it always enabled me to work at at an energetic pace and also to express myself as I always worked on a large scale (up to about 2.5-3meters squared) and in addition I aimed to complete my work within 60-90 minutes. Please click the link to my flikr site to see more of my work.

Escape Installation

The art that I produce is simply a method of conveying an opinion, focusing on no one medium to produce my work, but using what I feel works best to voice my opinion. I find a sense of intrigue in getting the viewer to interact with my work, in a sense the viewer becomes part of my work.

Escape is to break free of the restriction or control of a place or person. Everybody has the desire to escape from somebody, somewhere or something at some stage in their life; amongt other things I wish to Escape from large, over-crowded urban communitiesfull of consumerism; when I am in these communities I become overwhelmedwith a sense of frustration and paranoia. However there are often two sides to every story as when I am in these communities I sometimes feel as though I have become anonymous. In investigating the things in life which I endeavour to escape from, I have also considered what things others would wish to escape from as each human is different.

This installation is intended for the viewer to enter and it symbolises the two aspects of escape which I have become increasingly interested in: either to escape from the outside world, so that the installation becomes a comforting sanctuary or in a stark contrast, the viewer feels trapped in the dark abyss and feels the need to escape.

Friday, 12 June 2009

The Private View is nigh...

The Hereford College of Arts private view is tonight; it is then open to the public from tomorrow (13th June) until Wednesday night. I'm not going to reveal to much about the work there but here is a sneaky peak of the installation that I was putting up last week. Hope to see you there!

Mo and Charlie

A few weeks ago, I was very happy to meet my cousin's horse Mo and his friend Charlie. As it was such a lovely day I took my Camera with me to take a few happy snaps; although Charlie was constantly trying to eat my camera! I don't normally take photography of animals, let alone horses but I think I maybe able to get a few drawings out of these...