My work is a reflection of the thin line between sanity and madness both in society and sociology. I want people to see additional things when they look at my work – things they would not notice at first. By that I mean it literally (not in an abstract sense).
When I was growing up – the art world seemed unobtainable to me. An out of reach establishment. Something not available. At the time I thought art was oil paintings and champagne darlings. The thinks I wanted to make – to my understanding at the time, wasn’t art. It took a few years to pursue my passion and I just started making stuff. It had to start with an idea and concept and I would just start making it. Or an object would jump out at me (that one is not literal) and I’d buy it – like a wooden Wendy house. I’ll infuse it with gritty elements and urban experiences inspired from growing up in London. A subject such as homelessness – lead to the discovery of anti homeless spikes – used to dissuade [the homeless] people from sleeping at locations.
The OLLIE piece will be unveiled on 1 December 2018 on opening night and available to view throughout the exhibition.
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