Oink: The folks of Swindon town ~ Artist bio
A short summary of the exhibits purpose
The intention of the exhibition is to market a quality driven yet competitively affordable & bespoke style of illustration that champions the unique flavours found from the observations of Swindon town cemented in the form of witty & vibrant characters.
How does my practice reveal hidden ideas and stories?
The revelation comes from the ability to notice the small details that otherwise pass the average person by without hesitation these subjects present useful visual clues for me take on and expand later into an assembly of vibrant characteristics that collectively turn into something such as; a tornado gathering of seagulls engulfing a small mound of rubbished French fries from a fast food chain all whilst a worker of said establishment tries to fend off and clean the rubbish away yet in turn being attacked by gluttonous winged fiends, naturally morphs into a seagull rubbish worker.
What is your work about ?
My illustration practice is all about, exercising the ability to be very observant, towards things that can often be can be easily dismissed and highlighting those in a lime light, which is especially effective and satisfying to create considering Swindon’s industrial landscape and heritage wouldn’t initially prompt such vibrancy in the respect of such eccentric characters.
So to conclude the work is about observing hidden things, collecting visual notes, compile them together and find the best of what jumps out , which usually has the end results of a character that encapsulates a summation of the outlined brief.
What would you like your work to mean?
For my illustration work to mean anything ,it would probably have to be its ability to show the public that high-quality driven original illustration, on your doorstep, doesn’t require the cost of the earth for you to own.
What enthusiasm would you like to share.
I love spending time listening to music, most notably due to a neurologically rewired sensory part of my brain’s ability to convert music into colour, that came to fruition and realisation from cataract surgery-recuperation during lockdown. A-short while after the recovery window elapsed I found out that other people had the same condition through various forms but ultimately sit underneath the umbrella term of ‘’synaesthesia’’.
How could your current practice be defined?
Currently I find my practice acts in very intuitive yet meticulous manner. My illustration practice also focuses on the reality of products via the form of high quality sticker production, i’d like to see a lot more products and merchandise of my work but things that hold a sense of usefulness and not just strictly gimmick.