This artwork is made from a unique combination of obsolete media. As a social art project, the process is open to everyone to take part in by donating their personal and cultural artefacts for the artist to repurpose as the raw materials of the work.
This artwork is made from crushed compact discs (CDs). This method of reducing iconic physical formats down into mere data is a reversal of the process used in previous artworks. The rich historical information is of course still present but is ultimately destroyed and reformed into shimmering liquid. This distillation process allows for the potential blending of microscopic data fragments from millions of sources.
Central St Martins College, MA Applied Imagination, 2004 - 2006
Liverpool Art School, BA Graphic Arts, 1999 - 2002
University of Hertfordshire, Foundation Art and Design, 1998 - 1999
2021: Tusk Lion Trail, Trafalgar Square, Public display, London | NHS portraits, W1 Curates, Solo show, London
2020: For Beirut with Love, Opera Gallery, Group show, Beirut
2019: ID Merge, Opera Gallery, Solo show, Paris | Face of London, Opera Gallery, Pop-up solo show, London
2018: Human Connection, Opera Gallery, Joint show, London | Tusk Rhino Trail, St Pancras Station, London-wide art installation
2017: 21st Century Portraits, Absolute Art Gallery, Group show, Belgium | 3890 Tigers, Clarke Quay, Collaboration with WWF, Singapore
2016: Psychic Compound, C24 Gallery, Solo show, New York | BritARTnia, Opera Gallery, Group show, London
2015: Memoryscapes, Absolute Art Gallery, Solo show, Belgium | What’s in Your DNA?, Barbican, Public display, London
2014: Synthetic Daydreams, Robert Fontaine Gallery Solo show, Miami | Yell-o, C24 Gallery, Group show, New York
2013: X-Change, Robert Fontaine Gallery, Solo show, Miami | Misuse: Creating Alternatives, The Cass Gallery, Group show, London
2012: Collective Memory, Robert Fontaine Gallery, Solo show, Miami | Urban Masters, Opera Gallery, Group show, London
2011: Dataface, Whisper Gallery, Solo show, London | La Pan, Pantocrator Gallery, Residency and solo show, Barcelona
2010: Auto-emotion, Studio55, Pop-up solo show, London | In/Human, Rook & Raven Gallery, Group show, London
Selected press and news features
BBC News, The Guardian, ITV News, Huffington Post, Dazed Digital, Widewalls, Daily Telegraph, Evening Standard, Wired, El Pais, Die Welt, Juxtapoz, Creative Review, My Modern Met, Vice Creators, La Repubblica, Le Monde Diplomatique, This is Colossal, NBC News, Forbes, BBC Brazil, Yahoo News France, Art Investor, Miami New Times, Shortlist, The Londonist, The Mirror, AnOther magazine, De Morgen magazine
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