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My interest is in community and how that makes me feel. I explore the relationship between British subcultures and the political, social and economic issues that informed them, through large scale paintings. Visually my work experiments with the concept of drawing the viewer in with the use of vivid colour and energetic brush strokes to create atmosphere and chaos to deal with the concept of escapism in relation to oppression. I use religious paintings as building blocks for my work to deal with the power dynamic between oppressor and oppressed. This creating a correlation between the historic power dynamic that religious paintings hold due to the power of the church over ‘the people’, with the power dynamic between the people of the UK now and in modern history with the oppressive governing body at the time.

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Education

Suffolk New College, Ipswich - UAL Art Foundation Course Nottingham Trent University - BA Fine Art

Exhibitions

The Vinyl Appreciation Society, March – May 2020, online exhibition and zine (originally organised to be held at JT Soars but cancelled and moved online due to COVID 19 Restrictions).
Final Assessment Exhibition, 14th June – 25th June 2021, Nottingham Trent University, Bonnington.

'Oh No, Where's My Show?', upcoming exhibition 8-15thJuly 2021, One Thorsebey Street, Nottingham.

Gallery Education

Invigilator at Backlit Gallery, Nottingham, 2018-2019.

Other

Instagram takeover of official Nottingham Trent University Fine Art account, @ntufineart2021, 9th May 2021, online.
Co-organiser of Breathless Art auction, an art auction raising funds for UKBLM AND Advancement Project in America, June 2020.

CV

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