‘The main thing is to be moved, to love, to hope, to tremble, to live.’
I am a self-taught London based Artist and Poet specialising in the mediums of fine art digital photography, oil and acrylic paint. My work varies in scope from documentary and street photography to bright and expressive abstract paintings and poetic contemplations on present societal change.
My photography explores the complex and varied interactions of humanity and its surroundings, namely the burgeoning city and its myriad of intricacies and subtle nuances. I have recently started to explore the concept of my identity and history by delving into the realms of self-portraiture. I self-published my debut poetry and photographic work in the form of ‘Margate Dreams’ in 2016, a fusion of imagery and specifically crafted works of poetry to celebrate and highlight the title place and its transition. I’ve exhibited in Edinburgh and London and had work projected in London’s Tate Modern.
My artistic influences range from the photographers Henri Cartier-Bresson, Man Ray, Martin Parr, the artists Grayson Perry, Robert Rauschenberg, and Frida Kahlo and the poet Constantin Cavafy. I admire their willingness to push the boundaries of their chosen art forms, expanding their work into realms of social commentary and affecting social transformation.
My integral belief as an artist is that of metamorphosis of thought through imagination, if you open the mind of an observer with the art you create, then you engender space for different ways of being and thinking.