Its time to knuckle down for my next exhibition- which is at Cornerhouse Gallery in Manchester opening in May 2010.
Above an article covering the launch of a national website for creatives, theres a bit about my business on the right hand side
The Space Homies tote bags have since gone into production and are being sold at Cut Out Shop and Mouldy Loaf in the Custard Factory in Birmingham. A big thanks to Kay and Neil respectively, great people with great shops
Heres some photographs of my last exhibition UNSTEADY HANDS at Burslem School of Art. The gallery used to be an art college- some famous pupils and staff being Walter Sickert, Clarice Cliff and Arnold Machin who designed the postage stamp.
UNSTEADY HANDS is open to the public throughout July and still getting some great feedback.
Today I went to the printers to have a look over the limited edition prints, im really pleased with them, got them on nice heavy paper which really adds a bit of texture and the blacks have come out not too heavy and not too light, perfect! I was a bit worried about how the detail of the dots would translate but they've done a great job, and im really looking forward to the exhibition on Friday. bring it, bring it on!
My practice is concerned with obsessional mark making, with issues of time, the fight to cover or not to cover the entire working surface and the permanence/impermanence of the image.
I am investigating the thought that we leave a residue everywhere we go, in our actions/inactions and in our thoughts. This thought process is not always evident in the pictures I draw but is a necessity in creating them.
I rigidly set aside uninterrupted 10 hourly drawing sessions throughout the night in a compulsive attempt to cover every part of the surface.
This compulsion has drawn comparisons with Horror Vacui- an obsession to completely cover and remove any “voids” from the surface upon which I draw. I find my later works challenging this obsession, almost daring myself to leave empty spaces and taunting me to complete them throughout the night.
Please contact me if you want to borrow any of these images on email@example.com