At Gare Du Nord in Paris, waiting for my Eurostar to London and my phone starts pinging incessantly... friends and family informing me that my work at the @jgcontemporary booth at @monikerartfair has been featured in @thetimes this morning 😊😊😊. Model/muse @meltangx (u might want to grab a copy for ur parents 👍).
festival. Shame we didn't get a group photo of everyone but thanks to @sarahroopinia and Jean for having us, to my new French friends @astro_odv_cbs and @marko93darkvapor and to everyone else who made this trip very special. Til next time, you loons.
has been on in London. Very happy that @jgcontemporary have informed me that both my original canvases were sold on the opening night. Today is your last chance to see them as the fair closes its doors this eve. Models/muses @taaniko and @meltangx.
Being a painter of beautiful girls, I often find I have to defend myself from the projections of other men (and even women) and the automatic assumption that I have ulterior motives towards my models.
These misguided notions are an indicator (and an indirect product) of the patriarchal system we live in and the lack of honour and respect towards, and for, women. It's endemic in most cultures, religions and walks of life but imo it's archaic, antiquated and should have no place in our so-called modern society.
But if there's anything positive to take from the current slew of high-profile cases of misogyny, abuse & sexual harassment (and the subsequent
campaign), it's that hopefully the glare of publicity will help to accelerate the demise of these outdated ways of thinking/modes of behaviour.
I'm not sure the women need it, but where's all the men supporting the
to when I decided I'd paint without spray for the first time but would up the ante and do it live at a @westlondonartfactory event at Red Bull Studios in London in less than 4 hours. Could and should have been a total disaster but it turned out to be one of my most enduring images. Model/muse @mghnlll.