Sunday, 17 April 2011


THIS is why I've been working so hard since the new year. I will be exhibiting a series of 6 screen-prints along with drawing, collage and print work from five other talented souls (more details below). Please come along, bring your friends (and your wallet!) for a free drink or two on the first Thursday in May.

East Gallery
214 Brick Lane London
06.05.11 - 08.05.11
Private View: Thurs 5th May 6-9pm

Curio celebrates the natural curiosity of the human mind through print, drawing and collage. A collection of five emerging illustrators, create detailed and visually rich work that reflects their collective interest in the bizarre and the curious. Referencing historical fact and folklore, Curio finds magic in the obscure and uncanny aspects typically found in everyday life.



By weaving narrative into the structure of her illustrations, Jennie Webber creates a visual invitation to unravel the layers of meaning that are concealed within. Playing with composition and shape substitution, she builds up dense, intricate drawings that tell the extraordinary stories of colourful characters. The pieces shown within the exhibition are influenced by the medical and social marvels of the Coney Island Freak Show characters.


Polly Alizarin Harvey creates dynamic collages and prints by deconstructing and reworking an image. Collecting and arranging found fragments; objects from the physical world are merged with a strange, often disjointed fiction. This series is an exploration of superstitions rooted in English folklore.

Rebecca Hiscocks finds inspiration in the bizarre and macabre. Her intricate and detailed compositions reflect the uncanny and unusual past of London's streets. The pieces in this exhibition are based on the history of Smithfield and London Bridge.

Ian Watson is based in Cardiff, having studied painting at Howard Gardens and prior to that at Hastings College, close to his childhood home. The work shown here is influenced by a mixture of dream diary entries and nostalgia, for teenage afternoons spent hiding out in the woods and countryside around East Sussex listening to heavy metal.


Maria Vladimirova portrays the world, as if it was seen for the first time. This pioneering view on the world suggests that anything can be beautiful if you look closer. By engaging the viewer emotionally with the visual, she challenges one's taste - before, you might not have thought that such an object can be beautiful. Beauty is a dynamic experience that can be coaxed out of the ugly and obscure.

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Sneak Preview

Here are some details from some of my new pieces, printed for my upcoming exhibition at the East Gallery, Brick Lane. I'm still playing around with imagery and characters from the Coney Island Freak Shows and the 'Barnum and Bailey' travelling circuses. But I've started to delve deeper into medical mutation and stomach turning compositions, inspired by trips to the Hunterian Museum and The Last Tuesday Society. More details of the exhibition to follow....

Sunday, 3 April 2011

Put Me Down

Here's my Mutants Print on show at Pick Me Up, in excellent company. Had a great time at Somerset House, met a bunch of really talented people; Daniel Frost, Otecki and the lovely chaps from Nous Vous amongst many others. Had some great conversations, mostly about Wonders of the Universe and barber mice.

Bought an incredible book from Ditto Press. Their books of art are works of art themselves.
The book is a forthcoming release of the work of Roisin Dunne and is the best thing I've bought this year.

And above is the Hermit Editions Print Box, featuring some delicious work by some hugely talented recent graduates. They were all a pleasure to work with.