‘The firestarter’ diptych, Oil and acrylic on canvas.
‘Haitian workers on white picket fence’ new work in progress.
TBT ‘The clean up, version 2’ mural in Kiev, Ukraine 2015. One of my favourite works from that year in what felt like a small turning point for me and my artistic development. Portrait is of the incredible @stoinstagramm for @artunitedus I miss Ukraine!
Work in progress
More from the white picket fence series.
‘Day labourers on White Picket fence’ and ‘Haitain Workers on White Picket Fence’
Acrylic and Oil on wood
This Work presents the White Picket Fence as a symbol of the American dream and white middle class suburban living, a monument to American opulence that stands as a divider between the rich and the poor. Acting as a metaphor for the ‘build a wall’ mentality of the Trump era.
The United States is a country built on the hard work of immigrants and
when I first visited Los Angeles and saw the day labourers working in suburban gardens I remember wondering how many of them had installed white picket fences. The juxtaposition of Workers painted onto these wooden palings aims to highlight the role of immigrant labor in building the modern USA while asking a simple question, ‘who built the American Dream.
Works for my upcoming show in Los Angeles with @thinkspace_art
‘Waiting game, girl on water tank’ oil and acrylic on canvas. Massive thanks to @kendrickgemmar for modeling on this one. Swipe right for detail.
Work in progress
Memories from 2016. Mural I painted in Portugal with @mistakermaker Portugal is one of my favourite countries and it looks like I might be coming back this year! Fingers crossed.
‘The Torch holder’ Acrylic and Oil on canvas. 2018. Massive thanks to @lesjak_atton for almost burning down my studio on this one.
‘The torch bearer’ New works in progress.
My work ‘monument to a disappearing monument’ is literally disappearing. Demolition started last week. The work was painted for @nuartfestival Stavanger, Norway and was a comment on how deindustrialisation is affecting working class people globally. Seeing this structure now being torn down gives the piece a lot of extra meaning. Thanks to Martyn Reed for the photos!