It was my foundation year at Central Saint Martins that lead me down this path. Having moved to London pretty young, I spent years not knowing what I was meant to be doing with my life. But as soon as I threw together a portfolio of paintings and photographs and I somehow got myself into art school, everything just fell into place.
CSM is a real, what you make of it, place to be. The only way to learn there is by teaching yourself, because most of the time you are left completely to your own devices, alone to create whatever you wish. I had a pretty great experience there because my work really came into its own, and once you start rolling with ideas and themes you are really into, the whole process becomes inspiring and you become totally driven to keep creating more and more work. I graduated in May 2014 and I probably had the most full on year and a half of my life since then!
It’s usually a very natural decision as to what will fit the brief the best. Most of the time I think in 3D, which is my prevalent medium, but I do appreciate working in a 2D realm, and when I do its form is usually very minimal and simplistic with prevalent use of colour.
It has been a subject that I have been drawn to ever since I can remember. At first I think I lived it out in the clothes that I wore, then it crept into my work and now it really does define everything I make.
It was all I could have hoped for visually, having wished to see those buildings in the flesh for so long. The tropical climate completely compliments the architecture and I only wish that the city I lived in took on the same ideas and adorned its buildings with such visually pleasing colours. It would just make everyone happier.
Absolutely, and when combined the two work hand in hand to compliment the senses in every way. My view, especially on live visuals when it comes to working with music, is that when experiencing it, your eyes must be complimented as well as your ears with something visually stimulating, which is usually why my use of colour penetrates so predominantly.
I started my relationship with Studio Moross in my second year of uni. I applied for a job they advertised for a video position, despite knowing my chances were slim being a student. I had an interview, I stayed in touch and then freelanced with them in my third year. A few months later I had a call from Kate and I joined their team of 7. I had always felt an affinity with the work Kate was doing with her studio, so I really felt it was the place where I should be working. The work we do there is 95% music based, and there is barely ever a dull day.
I have just completed a series of 3D stills for a great new startup called Electric Objects, which has developed an internet-connected display screen designed specifically for art.