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My interdisciplinary practice explores recurring themes of simulacrum, hyperreality and the digital. Using computer generated imagery as a source, I explore the information these images contain through machine-like systems of drawing. These systems of drawing also question the nature of labour intensive, hand produced imagery and its fallibility versus the instantaneously, mechanically reproduced imagery that constantly surrounds us.

Some works are realised entirely using marks resembling Morse code, painstakingly drawn by hand in a system parodying that of an inkjet printer. Others use systems mimicking scanners, photocopiers or cameras and are performed as timed exercises in self-testing. Many of these drawings then form the basis of a variety of prints live performances, installations, video and sound works.

BORN

1991, Birmingham, UK. 

EDUCATION

2018-            MA Print, Royal College of Art

2011-2014    First Class BA (Hons) in Fine Art, Manchester School of Art

2010-2011    Foundation in Art & Design, Stourbridge College

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