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When I was painting in art school – and I think many painters in the 1980s worked similarly – a finished painting would often be…
Often I think changes within my work have been seen as sudden changes or sharp changes, but for me they’re not that sudden. They have…
Sometimes, as I feel a door or an exit point in my work is closing, I’ll try to create an opening so as not to…
There’s a magic that comes from playing entirely to who you are. I’ve got my specialist subject – in the Mastermind sense – and I…
The studio is a place where I can experiment before I’m prepared for an idea to become a body of work, or a new way…
There was a point in time where the thought of people even talking about me made me anxious. Physically.
I was listening to a lot of hip hop, music like Public Enemy that was about raising consciousness, and I realised I could feed that…
I’m aware that success can overwhelm you. The perception of you can be elevated to such a status that it’s not you any more.
When I left the Royal College, I decided I would only make paintings that I would want to look at myself, that felt close to…
The studio is a laboratory, not a factory. An exhibition is the result of your experiments, but the process is never-ending. So an exhibition is…
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