Discover a World of Taste (detail)
Mixed media including Rosa Aurora marble, MDF, steel and paint
My artwork is directly referential to the everyday, material objects of our society and relies on the very specific set of cultural references imbued in the original objects I take inspiration from. My approach is one of a remaking of the ready-made, which allows for both a removal of any unproductive associations or symbolic qualities the ready-made equivalent may have and enables the addition of others through formal and material transformative decisions and juxtapositions. Thus the materiality of the remade object becomes an essential component in the transformation from the original; a response to the everyday wrapped up reveal of uncanny relationships between seemingly disparate materials and things.
Supported by: F W Poole (Marble Mason) Ltd, Clapham
BA Hons, Fine Art, University of East London, 2010; BSc Hons, Management Sciences, UMIST, Manchester, 2002
Design consultant, Slaughter and May, London, 2006-present; Assistant editor, Business Travel World, EMAP, London, 2004-6; Marketing/curatorial assistant, The Frederic Remington Art Museum, Ogdensburg, New York, 2002-3
Descent into the Maelstrom , Monkey Cage Gallery, Ramsgate Summer Squall Festival, Ramsgate, 2011; Mile End Open , Mile End Art Pavilion, London, 2011; BYOB, Edinburgh College of Art Sculpture Court, Edinburgh, 2010; The Buy Art Fair, Dot-Art, Manchester, 2010
Finalist, Sculpture, The Coutts Cowley Manor Arts Award, 2012; Winner, Sculpture, 13th Annual Battersea Park Sculpture Award, The Friends of Battersea Park, 2011