From a single lead tip flow images of tiny square robots, towering stacks of teacups, innocent woodland creatures, and sensuously blooming roses. They all overlap to create ‘another world’ – a state where we (especially myself) can explore a different form of reality, often dreamlike innocent childlike dreamscapes.
I always use pencil drawing to communicate, as it is the most basic and honest tool in the visual arts. Drawing is the most basic and honest tool in visual arts, it delivers well the fragile and timeless quality intended in my work. The process of producing my drawings begins by my collecting images of animals, erotic plants, vintage machines and vehicles, toys, architectures, tablewares. I then start to play with the juxtapositions and scales – tiny architecture placed alongside a huge downy rabbit, antique cameras with cup cakes, etc. Through my drawings, the meanings normally associated with these objects are re examined, transformed the ways that make us look at the world in a slightly different way, helping us to rethink how we interact with our surroundings and the objects that we find within them. While pencil sketches full of fanciful textures and paradoxical shapes or creatures are my primary form of art, I started by dabbling in various art mediums that emphasized a different set of themes and subjects.
The Greatest Little Show On Earth
pencil on paper, 55 x 70cm. 2014
My Sewing Machine
pencil on paper, 60 X 80cm, 2013
pencil on paper, 60 X 80cm, 2009
40 X 60cm, 2010
A Spoonful of Sugar
40 X 60cm, 2010
45 X 50cm, 2011
60 X 80cm, 2012
Portrait of Fred
60 X 80cm, 2010