SERIES: Digital Images
This series contains my explorations of portraits. The interest I have towards this theme is the idea that we can control our facial expressions to an extent that we even start to believe our own depiction of ourselves. It has become highlighted to me that we live in a world where more people than not are changing their persona of themselves to a ridiculous extent and I ask them when is enough, enough, when are they allowed to take off the mask and be whom they really are. My idea is to showcase the procession of ones changes in a young boy aged 3 and then him again at age 7, were the audience can see the transformations to whom he has become once starting school and allowing life to consume him.
SERIES: Digital Images
This series contains images of four female figures that I categorised as influential within the art world. These women and their presences have changed the minds of people in one way or another, either in the way we view art or even life. In their own respective field they have stepped out of the path that has previously been set out for them and mange to achieve their own style and create something new and controversial. I use the same female model to demonstrate all four chosen figures; this is to present how we too can unlock our own unique and controversially new style when we rely on ourselves to shine through. With each different female celebrity, I have made the model pose and dress like the figure as homage to them and their style.
Personally, the greatest reward I get from being an artist is completing something that I know is all mine, something that I did from start to finish and something that I know will be honest to me whenever I see it. Painting offers me a way to see the world through my perspective and then allows me to share it with others without explaining myself through words but through the images placed before them. My work tends to focus on human emotions and how they can absorb and contrast within our own identities. We are not always aware of how big of a role our emotions can have on our effects, of course we know that they are the reasons behind most of our actions and thoughts, however, we never really look beyond our official motive to realise what has just consumed us.
Some of my subject matter is about people’s daily routines and a comment on human nature. And since I’ve always been a fan of television and movies I have used my knowledge on human nature to showcase how we as viewers depict TV life and strive to create our own lives out of the characters we see on screen.
None of my work is intentional it all develops and evolves over time, the idea creating itself as I explore deeper and deeper into the concept of my work. I receive enormous satisfaction when I create an artwork that touches another person and moves them into coming up with their own conclusion based on their own experiences. When I have completed a piece I am able to look back and know that I have learned something from the process, and that my next painting will be even better because of it.