So if anybody thought that this was going to be a regular updated blog, by now you’ve probably guessed that it’s not. This is just something for me to spew out my thoughts from time to time publicly and vent about the present positions I'm in.
I’m currently at a critical stage, it’s coming up to a year since I graduated and I couldn’t have asked for a better year. The recognition my practice has received, the inspiration it has triggered and also the financial benefits that have come from the successes of this first year have all been great. Now it's time to take it to the next level, whether that be for a solo show (with or without an established gallery) or appearance at a major Art Fair it’s time to push myself out and further into the art world and really own the practice I’m developing.
It's been obvious to me since doing a couple of live performances that my biggest fans seem to be from East Asia, I’m pretty sure that’s due to China being the birthplace of pyrotechnics, mainly fireworks. Ultimately a big goal for me is to branch out internationally. But this is a goal that is a few steps ahead of where I am now, I need to walk before running, so I'm going to bare it in mind and keep this immediate focus of the next stages development on home soil (UK).
People ask, ''other than wanting to make money from selling art what else drives you to do what you do?'' I believe that it's the idea of inspiring anybody who is currently uninterested in the art world, just to inspire them with my style and to show them that not all of the stuff you see at the moment in elitist galleries is minimalistic and alienating. I want the masses to know that there's some interesting stuff going on right here and it comes with resistance and a cause. I only pay attention to artists who excite my inner child, I'm not excited by the minimalistic creators of the void as I can't be sold into that. As much as I love Yves Klein (mainly for his fire paintings, I think 'Le Vide' was a farce) and to a certain degree Malevich, I still don’t think a plain black square should be called Art. Yet.
I'm not here to confuse people with thousands of words relating to my context just yet, I'm here, now, to ultimately lay it out straight and show you some creativity and ambition fuelled by elements of danger, combustible materials and a true love for instinctual creativity.