Tag: Art

‘You Did This to Yourself’ as part of Let’s Talk About Sexual Violence, University of Leicester, February 2019.

Photography March 5, 2019

I’m pleased to report that my piece You Did This to Yourself has been shown as part of an exhibition and project at the University of Leicester, ‘Let’s Talk About Sexual Violence’.

A big part of the project is a paper publication and the website which act as platforms for the art, practical advice, and factual information (challenging many of the myths which provoked me to create You Did This to Yourself in the first place).

I also contributed a written piece, ‘Rape and the artist’, which I hope I will be able to share with you soon.  For now, check out www.talksv.uk

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Screen prints for sale in my online shop

Prints, Shop November 17, 2016

My online shop is open for business! For now, you can get your hands on these limited edition screen prints. More Christmas related things to follow soon…

Pot Plants screen print, £10

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Signed and editioned hand-pulled screen print from original sketch. Limited edition of 20.

Image can be mounted to A4 size (297 x 210 mm), printed on quality 310gsm paper. Each sheet measures 340 x 260 mm (I’ve found they can be mounted neatly in Ikea’s 30 x 40cm RIBBA frame).

An affordable piece of original artwork as a gift or for your own home!

Queens Road Peckham diptych, £70

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Hand pulled 3 colour screen print, edition of 10, each print is 297mm x 420mm (A3) printed on quality 310 gsm paper. Your order includes 2 x A3 prints to complete the diptych.

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Kazuma Obara’s ‘Exposure’: Photography at the borders of the medium

Essays, Writing May 26, 2016

I have two pieces of news. Not only has photographer, editor and all round unique genius, Myriam Cawston launched Artistika Magazine, in order to bring readers explorations into skilled, sincere and beautiful art, but I have an article in it where I discuss Kazuma Obara’s project Exposure, which won the World Press Photo ‘People’ category in 2015. Excerpt below and find the whole article in the magazine; “Chance and Craft: Photographing Chernobyl’s legacy”.

Perhaps the most interesting photography is that photography which struggles at the edge of what is possible in the medium. Aritstika‘s interest in interdisciplinary forms and moments also brings us to that border between one medium and another, or where one medium fades off into something a little indefinable.

These borders must be explained. It is easy to stand on the sidelines of a discipline, calling out, usually in opaque styles, the weaknesses of the core discipline. We may not want to say that ‘clever’ works are poorer for their cleverness, but what we can say is that they command a more narrow audience: those who are in on the joke, in on the discipline, usually in an academic sense.

It is harder to play in the borders of a medium in a way that is sincere and communicative. It is this type of endeavour that leads me to Kazuma Obara’s project Exposure, something of a documentary piece, which draws on fine art and a sense of the artefact to respond to the legacy of the Chernobyl disaster of 1986.

As Obara told World Press Photo, upon receiving first prize in their People category in 2015, his aim with Exposure was to “help people imagine the invisible problems” that the nuclear explosion has left in its wake… Read the full article in Artistika