Gold & Gems

This new series is based on contemplation about what we consider to be precious, valuable and important. The poem 'The Bright Field' by RS Thomas was shared with me a long time ago and really began this reverie. The gold in the paintings represents our inherent dignity, what cannot be tarnished in us and that which we must live up to. I have seen the sun break through to illuminate a small field for a while, and gone my way and forgotten it. But that was the pearl of great price, the one field that had treasure in it. I realize now that I must give all that I have to possess it. Life is not hurrying on to a receding future, nor hankering after an imagined past. It is the turning asi

A right to beauty: Buy my art, but only if you can

For a few months now I have been thinking about the impact of art in our lives. What is the purpose of making art, why should you buy art and how should your experience of art enrich your life? Beauty is a right. Its benefits; joy, intellectual challenge, a sense of controlled order in chaos and pleasure, should not be the preserve of those who can pay for it. This question of willingness to pay versus the ability to pay is an interesting one in the current circumstances. Some of you know I have been part of an economics book club, I am trying to use this to re-think the structural foundations of economics and therefore our society. Some of these ideas are shaping my thoughts on this. We are

African Kitsch Interview

It was a fabulous experience to be interviewed by Wendy Ajuwon at African Kitsch. We spoke just before lockdown began in London and talked about my street art posters. You can watch the interview here.

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