ADIDAS HQ

Large-scale commission for Adidas at their UK Headquarters in Stockport. In the huge stairwell leading to their showrooms and gym in a converted factory. The brief required two feature walls and various pieces of text, all tied together with monochromatic geometry to represent Adidas, and sprawling nature to represent Reebok. I was brought on board by The Mural Artists as creative director and to paint the geometry of the Adidas section.

HERD OF SHEFFIELD

Here’s my Elephant for the Herd of Sheffield, the biggest public art event to ever occur in Sheffield. 40 artists were commissioned by The Childrens Hospital Charity to paint over 50 of these which are now spread all over the city. The exhibition runs till October 5th when they will all be sold in a huge charity auction. All proceeds going towards the purchase of state of the art life-saving equipment.

“Technicolour Pachyderms” pays homage to the Disney classic, Dumbo. The title is taken from a line in the theme tune which plays alongside the famous ‘Pink elephants on parade’ scene. This mind-bending, hallucinatory section of the film always left quite an impression on me and inspired the piece. To mirror this atmosphere in the real world, I used Perspective Anamorphosis to split the sculpture in two, and paint two of the characters that feature in the scene from viewpoints directly opposite each other.

From every other angle, the patterns are warped and inconsistent. Viewers are required to move around the piece to discover the exact viewpoint when they will see the true depiction of the 2D characters.

A huge challenge but overall incredibly rewarding when it’s all for charity! Many thanks to SCX Group for sponsoring my design and making it all possible.

HARRODS

Commission with world renowned department store, Harrods in London. Located in the womens ‘Designer Studio’ womens fashion department as part of a large season change. Working from a basic brief and rough idea, I created these perfectly symmetrical stripes of decreasing thickness, using a greyscale colour palette. The lotus flower models were supplied by the art department and added last after the paint dripping effect was applied.

ISO ARROW

Another piece in the entrance Foyer to my studio, replacing the ‘WIP’ piece I created previously. 

This was an opportunity to further explore the potential of the anamorphic process. I decided to use isometric cubes as I’ve always enjoyed creating patterns with them, I love the 3D appearance when tone, shade, and tint are used. I did many different designs for this, finally settling on the arrow. Arranging and creating objects with the cubes appeals to my younger self when I used to build model kits. This was also the first piece I was able to design the image to fit the space itself, further amplifying the three-dimensional effect. Looking forward to creating more pieces like this. 

METRO

Installation for the Urban Impressions  exhibition at 19 Greek Street, London. Curated by Creative Orchestra for the  Metro.  I was commissioned to produce an anamorphic, modified version of the Metro logo on the entrance reception walls. The finished piece immerses the general public as they enter and walk through to the upper floors of the exhibition. Thanks to Jelly London for the commission.