ARTIST | LDN | UK

Watching a man struggle under the yolk of depersonalising agendas, witnessing the devloving promise of a talented writer become indifferent to opportunity. Only to, then himself, be coerced into the same systems of the antiquated humanoid that his Father battled with, the artist began to know intimately the rules set out within this high stakes game of Chance.

 

Used up and discarded by the corporate machine, his work evaluates the epidemic of despondency emergent amongst industry workers today. Living in constant fear of obsolescence or rejection, from man or machine, souls trudge forth investing vast amounts of their emotional selves for a proclamation they may neither subscribe to or agree with, for the sake of the economic pressures that shackle them to it. Sharing in these pains generates the compulsivity driving this art practice. Acting as a form of social commentary that contributes to discourse within the context of cultural anthropology.

Previous themes have gathered around an alliance between politics and the metaphysical. Maintaining the hypothesis that global systems maintain a coherent voice, that denotes you trust a predetermined blueprint without question. Within this intersection there are unique parallels of hypocrisy. In a world dominated by capitalist agenda, life can appear as a moment of merchandising in a way. …human beings can be considered a ‘moment’ in this process of reification. (Bourriaud, 2017)

 

/ Biography

Birth. Hiatus. D̶e̶a̶t̶h̶.

/ Awards & Residencies

2019. Aesthetica Art Prize, UK (Longlist)
2018. Artquest SEED Award,
UK (Finalist)
2018. Arbeit Residency – Mayfair, London, UK
2018. David Ward International Award for Innovation, UK
2018. Solo Award, Chiara Williams Contemporary, UK (Longlist)
2015. Best Moving Image
, Drum Marketing Awards, UK (Shortlist)

/ Selected Exhibitions

2019. Dear My Little Prince / Extended show – MoCa, Busan, Korea
2019. Aesthetica Art Prize,
York Art Gallery, York, UK
2018. Dear My Little Prince
K Museum of Contemporary Art, Seoul, Korea
2018. (H)AKT: Art & Haktivism
Ugly Duck, Tanner St, London
2018. Mayfair Fringe Festival – Mayfair, London
2018. Show One Lethaby Gallery, Granary Square, London
2018. Coeval / Prototype – Artist led. Archway, London
2018. Overpr!ntMuseum Centre de la Gravure, La Louvière, Belgium
2018. Studio Complex – Blavatnik Building, Tate Modern, London
2017. Metaphors & Spaciality – Sichuan University Fine Arts Institute, Chongqing, China
2017. Speedball / Prototype – Artist led. Archway, London
2017. Postgraduate Art Auction, by Southeby's – Lethaby Gallery, London
2017. Visual Poetry – Black Stone Gallery, Chengdu, Sichuan Province, China
2017. Metaphors & Spaciality – Wuhouci Gallery, Shanghai, China
2017. Frameless / Prototype – Artist led. Archway, London
2017. Annihilation Event – curated by D. Rubinstein. Lethaby Gallery, Granary Square, London
2017. Somehow You and I Collide – curated by M. Hulson. The Laundry, London
2017. Annihilation / Prototype – Blavatnik Building, Tate Modern, London
2017. This Is An Art School – Blavatnik Building, Tate Modern, London
2016. Open Studio Show – Artist led. WAS, London

/ Publications

2019. Aesthetica Top 100 Artists, 2019 Edition
2017. A5 Magazine, November Edition
2017. WOTISART Magazine, November Edition

/ Education

2018. MA, Central St Martins, University of the Arts, London
2010. BA (Hons), University of Wales Trinity St David

/ Teaching

Visiting Artist - XD Pathway BA(hons), Central Saint Martins, UAL

/ Commissions

2019. Heineken, HSBC, Qatar Petroleum
2018.
HSBC, BBC3
2017. Channel 4, ITV
2016. Mercedes-Benz, Pret A Manger, BBC
2015. Diageo, Sybarite, Gleneagles, Al Jazeera, ITV, Wicker's World
2014. Coca-Cola, Gather & Gather, Ubisoft, Lejay-Lagoute, Johnnie Walker
2013. Sky, HRH, Red Bull,

/ Events

2017. Factory: The Seen and The Unseen – Clare Twomey. Tate Modern, London
2016. Camberwell Arts Festival – London