Commissioned by startup business Eckington Self Storage to paint the huge shutter entrance to their Self Storage facility. I took the opportunity to paint my 3D wave pattern in a colour scheme inspired by shipping containers (which are what are used as the storage units) and the random nature in which they are arranged on container ships. Very much enjoyed applying the design to the two different surfaces brick and corrugated metal.
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.
Commissioned by The University Of Sheffield in February 2016 to paint 24m of construction hoarding under the concourse outside the students union which was erected for the essential bridge maintenance that was taking place. Originally intended to only be in place for three months, due to its popularity, the piece stayed many months after the work was complete, lasting approximately a year and a half.
This was my first anamorphic piece using just a single plane of perspective. I had full creative freedom for this so took the opportunity to explore some ideas and try something new. As tempting as it was to design and paint something totally personal, I felt I had a duty to paint something typographical that related to, and that could inspire its audience. I came up with the phrase when I asked myself – ‘what do you go to uni for?” then cut this into my tech wave pattern, creating a Trompe L’oeil piece which had viewers walking right up to it to check if it was indeed three dimensional.
A View of Sheff was a group exhibition curated by Uber Agency.
Following statement taken from the View of Sheff website…
“To get under the skin of the real Sheffield, Über Agency created a snapshot of totally honest viewpoints from people the length and breadth of the city, by simply asking them: What’s your view of Sheffield?
We then invited Sheffield-based designers and artists to each select one of these viewpoints and interpret it in a style and medium of their choice.
This exhibition not only showcased the rich and varied design talent in Sheffield but we also hoped that it will help you to view the city in whole new ways.”
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.
Commissioned by Ruder Finn, London, to produce a flowing mural for their brand new offices in Finsbury Circus. This was a unique opportunity to use their colour scheme to paint a large scale version of my 3D effect pattern.