My work explores feelings of metaphysicalalienation and the complexity of our place in an increasinglyconcrete world. It examines the fractious mechanics of therelationship between living and being in a post-modern world, wherethe eternal pursuit of the sublime is often lost in a deluge oftemptation and desire, exacerbated by the contemporary noise. However, it is not in the making sense of, but rather the acceptanceof the futility of things—and a freedom in that meaningless—thatgives this body of work its purpose and its power.

By generating space as well as narrative, I ambuilding a vital, immersive world that echoes the emotionaldisturbance of the struggle between self and other; one that seeks toenvelop its observer and gives a platform from which to interrogatethe darkest, most chaotic elements of our emotional experience.

The decadence of the central figurativeswarm—sometimes congested, at other times fractured—seeks tocapture the disorientation of the increasing assault of the demandsof a contemporary world, exploring its complex dichotomy with theessential human experience and the conflict that arises as we wrestlewith that constant dialogue.

Evolving organically, the drawings have anelemental fluidity, appearing in a constant state of transmutation. As the fragments and shapes shift, so does the conversation betweenformer and future self, further questioning the concept of our ownbeing. There is a strong inference of the natural world within thefigures, confronting our growing sense of alienation from it andchallenging the observer to draw parallels with our internal humanstate. I invite the observer to examine, and attempt to connectwith, the deepest parts of our humanity. And as the drawingunravels, we begin to get a sense of an instinctive space where the'other' might be found. Indeed, these heady, overtly hallucinatoryconfigurations play in the spaces between the conscious andunconscious, where emotion and memory are rooted in the instinctiveand primal, and this is crucial as we confront the essential truth ofthe work.


BA(Hons) Fine Art University College Falmouth



Solo exhibition, Coates and Scarry, Gallery 8, London

Feral Angel, TaAp Residency at Porthmeor Studios, St.Ives

Newlyn Picture Room, Newlyn Art Gallery, Cornwall


Art Central, Hong Kong, Coates and Scarry

Context Art Miami, Coates and Scarry Miami
Complicit, Group exhibition, Coates and Scarry, Gallery 8, London.
RA Summer Exhibition, London
Black Swan Open, Frome, Somerset
Badcocks Small things matter, Tremenherre Sculpture Gardens, Cornwall

WAC, Wells, Somerset
Critics Choice, NSA, Cornwall
From there to here, Elysium Gallery, Colorado and Swansea
Interplay, Inland arts festival, Cornwall
Limbo, TAP residency, Southend
Cultivate Evolved, London

Lucid, Bo Lee Gallery, London
Suspended Sentences, The Combe, Newlyn
Fiat Lux, Taap, Truro
Limbo, Leth, Truro

NOAC, London and Chichester
RWA Autumn Exhibition, Bristol
Odds against tomorrow, Bearspace gallery, London
Doorpainting prize, Bristol
BEEP Wales, Swansea
The other art fair, London
Project 2012, London

Mostyn Open, Llandudno, Wales
PRINT! The Exchange, Penzance
Salon Photo Prize, Matt Roberts Arts, London

NOAC, Chichester
Threadneedle Prize, London
Salon Art Prize, Matt Roberts Arts, London
After the end, Elysium Gallery, Swansea

NOAC, Chichester


2014 - WAC Open, Selected

2012 - NOAC, Selected

2012 - BEEP Wales, Selected

2011 - Mostyn Open, Selected

2010 - Threadneedle Prize, Selected

2010 - NOAC, Selected

2009 - NOAC, Selected

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