I am an Artist as well as an Industrial Designer; I explore perceptions of reality through two styles of art making: detailed graphite drawings and semi-abstract paintings depicting an alternate reality created by thought.
Reality is the decoding of information; our perception is determined by how we decode this information. The aim of my work is to shift the perception of my audience so that they are able to experience a unique interpretation of the world they see.
Using a stylisation technique, I develop and refine specific visual elements such as line, colour and shape to create a poetic reconstruction and simplified essence of the original subject and shifting its contextual meaning.
Distorting how we see the world by using vibrant and bold colours to stimulate the emotions of the observer, exploring the idea that if our emotions create our reality then perhaps a change in emotion will lead to a change in how we experience reality. The two contrasting styles reflect how things are while presenting an idea of how things could be, opening up the analytical mind to the possibility of creative thinking.