TONIGHTS FABULOUS QUEER ART FEATURE IS:
I developed a strong interest in illustration ( as I saw it- art for a purpose ) in college, after making art throughout my childhood. I went on to study a BA in Illustration at The University of the West of England. I was driven chiefly by a passion for producing images related to social issues, politics and history. Since January 2018 I live and work in Leipzig, Germany. In Germany, I have begun to develop my own individual art practice alongside illustration work. In my personal work I often explore themes related to sexuality and my own identity as a gay man.
I specialise in traditional printmaking, primarily linocut. Having grown up in the digital world, something about the process of carving an image out of a surface from which I could then make multiple prints seemed magical in its tangibility. It presents unique challenges and unique rewards, with qualities which carry over to digital print and web reproduction.