The issues which have profoundly affected my interests are rape, domestic violence, racism, homophobia and how love plays a vital role in overcoming these. My work on rue.cloud is an adapting completed project since 2016, though I have been studying art for years previous. I wanted to create a personal connection with the viewer which looks at human nature attempting to find comfort in familiarity while still maintaining guard.
I feel threat towards instinctual habit can lead to violence; as mentioned above my experience with conflicts has given me a balanced perspective.
The idea for a cloud domain address as a platform for sharing was initially considered as a project to reassess the gaze on nudity, especially within dropbox and cloud uploads. To take pictures of a naked body to create collage and paintings from is often utilised within my work. As I read comments on social media a few years ago, which viewed the naked body in photographs as sexualised, I first felt confused and somewhat surprised that this was a popular attitude. If I needed a picture of a leg then I had no problem with taken a picture of a leg up to the pelvis. If there was genitalia in the photograph I would crop this out using library computers without a second though to whether somebody would see this as strange. A current project I'm working on addresses this and will be in a magazine format aimed at reducing the sexualisation of nudity, without belittlement, by publishing photographs with the intention of demonstrating my collage and painting technique.
My work on this site is solely from my own development; websites which may link this page as an extension of another site are not representations of my work or myself as an artist. I like this statement as a comment on the interconnectivity of online and the challenges regarding artist authenticity. For the space I have constructed within I would like to emphasise the importance of creativity under the blanket of art as the first and most enduring spirit of the creator.
Past Shows and Impressum
2014, 2015, 2016 Corridor Exhibition, Goring-by-Sea
2016 The Art Family Presents: Something for Everyone, London
2017 Brighton Street Art: Rue / Lockx, Brighton
2017 Free Range, London
2018 Development and Presentation Hiatus, Midlands
2019 Eyes On, Preston
2018 'Post', Independent Publication