One of my visual obsessions has always been graffiti, having lived in London for a while you get very used to seeing it every day! My love for graffiti goes beyond the visual, I have the utmost respect for people that can do it, whether it be a persons signature tag or something more along the lines of an intricate mural. My own work is mainly painting with a variety of mediums and I have always tried to have my own take on graffiti in a more abstract sense. (See some images below). When I say my own take, I am referring to me using mark making in my own way in a more representative manner and using some spray paint from time to time!
Another of my favourite visuals is train lines and trains themselves, I love the lines, form and the architecture of the train. Rust is another theme I have incorporated into a lot of my themes and work and can be a big component in the tramline and old railway stations. They come with a lot of history and can evoke a nostalgic response on places previously visited.
I will pop a few more visuals of some of my favourite trains with graffiti work on the side -
While having had an inspiring time away in Asia recently I have found myself to have had an influx of new ideas with many different avenues. Place and a sense of nostalgia have been a focal point in my work for a number of years and this hasn't changed.
some of the newer work I am doing at the moment will be based around these very same themes and ideas in a number of differing mediums. I am hoping to grasp a more rounded view with this next phase of work.
watch this space :)