def: Instinctive, raw, self-taught
My art is instinctive, natural and unfiltered. As a self-taught artist, there is no pretense or justification for what I paint, and the methods used have evolved over time through exploration, trial and error. I mainly use street art techniques and spray paint, supplemented with acrylic paint, ink, sharpies and ink pens. Its a blend that I enjoying playing with!
Focusing on the totality of my work, I make all frames from scratch, and stretch my own canvases. This enables me to be in control of the entire process, from conception to finalisation.
My practice in focused on what comes naturally, and not planning or asking why. My practice is continually evolving – at its own pace (often fast!), testing its own boundaries. Through this process I am continually pushing the material qualities of the mediums used, allowing the materials to interplay at will, and to arrive at their own final destination.
The creation of art that inspires others and draws on emotions drives me to paint. My "place" lies somewhere between street art and contemporary art. If I were to categorise myself, it would be as a an expressionistic street to gallery artist. Something like that!
To me painting is not just about brushes and canvas - its anything and everything that can be used - no restrictions. That's true art in my opinion. No boundaries.