Guide Value: £300
Lot Number: 22
Dimensions: 56cm x 76cm
My work is a direct response to current social and world affairs that aims to support the growth of true democracy. I do this by exposing flaws in the crumbling western democratic model which is rapidly lurching towards a fascist world order.
When you look at my drawings please try to read them like a book from left to right. They are full of symbolism, such as flags, logos and iconic buildings. When you look at several of my works together you can see that they are peppered with similiar codes, even though they may be depicting a completely different event in a different location. It is important to understand the location of the subject I am dealing with too and the thread that runs through it all is that all political events happen for a reason.
The latin term ‘Cui Bono’ has become a sort of philosophy to me that guides my research. This approach may also help you look at world events more critically, too. Translated, it means ‘who benefits?’ Simply put, don’t believe anybody, look at the evidence from all angles and be open minded and flexible when forming your opinions.
I use obscure objects in my work to explain an idea or concept, for example in my Haiti plate I have used some large curtains with a American beach scene on them to the BBC accidentally filming the gold mines, oil wells and military occupation whilst the BBC were filming the USA official opening of their new embassy. My work is strongly satirical and it is through the process of drawing that I am able to express my opinions about the world. I try to portray this in the most honest way, which is the only way I know how.