I am intrigued by narrative and how images can tell stories; notions of subjectivity particularly fascinate me. How individuals respond to different events, or interpret people in creating their portraits, are important issues I try to play upon in my work. My current artistic practice revolves around portraiture, creating narrative through juxtaposing different sources of imagery related to the individual, such as old photographs or letters, to create new meaning for an individual’s story. I create collages from these resources which I meticulously draw to create a surface that is unified by the medium of graphite, utilising the subjective process of drawing to recreate mechanically made imagery. In doing so I hope to emphasize how the subjectivity of narrative can still be incredibly meaningful.
All my work is created with a 2b pencil and a little graphite powder. I work from collages I create, which are usually based on my own photographs, or occasionally found imagery and objects.
Born in 1992, I found an affinity for art as a teenager and went on to study Fine Art at the Winchester School of Art for my undergraduate degree from 2011-2014. I studied for my Masters degree in the History and Philosophy of Art at the University of Kent from 2014-2015, and I am now embarking on a PhD in the same subject at Kent. My work has been featured in the following exhibitions:
- Columbia Threadneedle Art Prize
- Royal Society of Portrait Painters Annual Exhibtion
- The Threadneedle Art Prize
- The Derwent Art Prize
- The Student Show at The Spring Arts Centre
- Winchester School of Art Degree Show: tabula rasa;
- Atelier Tammam A Sustainable World
- Gosport Open Art Exhibition
- Signature Art Prize
- Jerwood Drawing Prize
- Arts Club Charitable Trust Award
- Signature Art Prize Winner: Drawing and Printmaking
- Columbia Threadneedle Art Prize Catalogue
- Crawley News
- Threadneedle Art Prize 2014 Catalogue
- Derwent Art Prize 2014 Catalogue
- tabula rasa; Catalogue
- Artist and Illustrators 'Drawn to the Signature Art Prize'
- FAD Magazine Q&A
- Jerwood Drawing Prize 2013 Catalogue