The series of paintings thus far represents a journey towards a cohesive body, which draws on the figurative tradition and that of the figurative line.

The work draws together literary sources from all over the world, which pertain to the Western canon, but which arguably pertain to the rest of the world, as we begin to seemingly become unified into a planet with common causes.

It explores social and spiritual dynamics, such as class, hierarchy, the commoditisation of women, and how this cuts both ways, possibly harming both men and women (see the whore of Babylon series).

Literary sources it draws upon range from The Bible, The Koran, The Iliad, Dante’s Divine Comedy, Shakespeare, Chaucer, Tolstoy’s War and Peace, Marcel Proust’s Remembrance of things Past, and James Joyce’s Ulysses, as some of the more influential texts along with others.

The artist considers that it is by knowing common texts that communities become unified, and this idea not only informs his work, but also his other literary project involving literature and education in England.

The paintings have now been forming from a more linear approach to a more filled out painterly method, with the aim of a coherent body for a lucid solo exhibition.

 

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Please find bio and Exhibition history at the bottom of the page.

 

Gilgamesh - 5.5 x 2.1 meters - Oil on Canvas

Gilgamesh – 5.5 x 2.1 meters – Oil on Canvas – price negotiable

Details from Gilgamesh:

 

 

Orpheus - 5.5 x 2.1 meters - Oil on canvas

Orpheus – 5.5 x 2.1 meters – Oil on canvas – price negotiable

Details from Orpheus:

 

Dante's Divine Comedy (Never Leave me Again) - Oil on Canvas

Dante’s Divine Comedy (Never Leave me Again) – Oil on Canvas – 135 x 110 cm

Details from Dante’s Divine Comedy:

Incarnations of Astartes

Incarnations of Astartes – Oil on Canvas – 150 x 100 cm

Details from Incarnations of Astartes:

Portrait of Ben Rayner - Oil on Canvas

Portrait of Ben Rayner – Oil on Canvas – 146 x 111 cm

 

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Combat – Oil on Canvas – 62 x 51 cm

The Ancient Voice (Are You Special Too?) - Oil on Canvas - 61 x 51 cm - £2500

The Ancient Voice (Are You Special Too?) – Oil on Canvas – 61 x 51 cm

 

Rushing Wind Meets Rushing Wind (the battle of Gilgamesh and Enkidu) - 3.5 x 1.6 meters - Oil on canvas

Rushing Wind Meets Rushing Wind (the battle of Gilgamesh and Enkidu) – 3.5 x 1.6 meters – Oil on canvas – SOLD, but may be negotiable

 

 

GilgameshStudyOnACoinWeb

Gilgamesh on a Coin – Brush and Ink on Paper – ~ 38 x ~ 25 cm

 

 

Panther - Oil on Canvas - Sold (but may be negotiable)

Panther – Oil on Canvas –  ~ 111 x ~ 203 cm Sold (but may be negotiable) -

 

 

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Panther (detail)

Gilgamesh in the Underworld - Oil on Canvas

Gilgamesh in the Underworld – Oil on Canvas – 119 x 50 cm

Songs to the Goddess - Oil on Canvas

Songs to the Goddess (Dream of the Temple Harlot) – Oil on Canvas – 175 x 154 cm

Detail of Songs to the Goddess (Dream of the Temple Harlot):

Why Here Now? (Death of Enkidu) - Oil on Canvas

Why Here Now? (Death of Enkidu) – Oil on Canvas – 80 x 64 cm

The Tree of Life - Oil on Canvas

The Tree of Life – Oil on Canvas – 66 x 53 cm

Iliad - Oil on Canvas

Iliad – Oil on Canvas – 77 x 59 cm

In the Cedar Forest - Oil on Canvas - 51 x 62 cm -£1000

In the Cedar Forest – Oil on Canvas – 51 x 62 cm

Revelation - Oil on Canvas

Revelation – Oil on Canvas – 101 x 75 cm

Details of Revelation:

 

Materialism Gone Wild - Oil on Canvas Paper -

Materialism Gone Wild – Oil on Canvas Paper – 51 x 40 cm

Female Head Study 1 - Oil on Canvas Paper

Female Head Study 1 – Oil on Canvas Paper – 51 x 40 cm

Female Head Study 2 - Oil on Canvas Paper

Female Head Study 2 – Oil on Canvas Paper – 51 x 40 cm

Contra Humbaba (Gilgamesh and Enkidu Battle and Humbaba) - Brush and Ink on Paper

Contra Humbaba (Gilgamesh and Enkidu Battle and Humbaba) – Brush and Ink on Paper – 33 x 23 cm

Dualists - Brush and Ink on Paper - SOLD

Dualists – Brush and Ink on Paper – 41 x 31 cm

Gilgamesh Study 30BrushInk30x42cmLandsc2010

Gilgamesh Study 30 – BrushInk – 30 x 42cm – SOLD

GilgameshStudy6PenInk26x31cmPort2010

Gilgamesh Study 6 – Pen and Ink on Paper – 26 x 31cm

When You Wish Upon a Star - Oil on Canvas - 60 x 45 cm - £3000

When You Wish Upon a Star – Oil on Canvas – 60 x 45 cm

Cat – Oil on Canvas – 53 x 41 cm

Dumond - Oil on Canvas - 84 x 96 cm -  £2300

Dumond – Oil on Canvas – 84 x 96 cm

Dumond details:

Gilgamesh and Orpheus - Oil on Canvas - 55 x 46 cm - £2100

Gilgamesh and Orpheus – Oil on Canvas – 55 x 46 cm

Gilgamesh Goes Shopping - Oil on Canvas - 56 x 49 cm - £3200

Gilgamesh Goes Shopping – Oil on Canvas – 56 x 49 cm

Procession of the Goddess - Oil on Canvas - £2000

Procession of the Goddess – Oil on Canvas

Gates to the Red Sea - Oil on Canvas - 61 x 51 cm - SOLD

Gates to the Red Sea – Oil on Canvas – SOLD

Gilgamesh and Enkidu Contra Humbaba – Brush and Ink on Paper – 60 x 42.5 cm

Penny’s Worth of the Divine Beast – Pen and Ink on Paper – 47 x 38 cm

Abaddon And The Bonfire of The Vanities - Oil on Canvas - £2700

Abaddon And The Bonfire of The Vanities – Oil on Canvas

Descent Onto The Divine Bull – Brush and Ink on Paper – 60 x 42.5 cm

 

Gilgamesh Frieze – Oil on Canvas Paper – 50.5 x 40.5 cm

 

Mice - Chalk on Paper - 30 x 20 cm - £150

Mice – Chalk on Paper – 30 x 20 cm

The Great Come-uppence – Oil on Canvas – 113 x 85 cm

 

Accompanying PDF: Presentation PDF

 

Graduate of Byam Shaw School of Art, 2001

Exhibited in:

• Seven New Artists Pay their Respects to Past Masters: The Fridge Gallery, Brixton, London, July – August 2006;
• Body Zones & Dreamscapes I: with Borion Lazarov at the Bulgarian Embassy, Queen’s Gate, London, September–October 2006;
• Body Zones & Dreamscapes II: Genov Gallery, Sofia, Bulgaria, July – August 2008;
• Body Zones & Dreamscapes III: Top Floor Gallery, Hoxton Square, London – July 2011;
• Gilgamesh & Orpheus: Coningsby Gallery, Fitzrovia, London, January–February 2015;

and twice with The Drawn Room by Trace ART:

• Mythos & Transfiguration: No. 10 Shepherd Street, Mayfair, London, October 2015;
• (re)Born: 18.02.2016, at The Marlborough Room, Oxford & Cambridge Club, Pall Mall, St. James’s, London.

Collected by

• British universities including Edinburgh University;
• St. Anne’s, Soho;
• Gallery Kaleidoscope, London;
• The Indigo Collection, Chateau di Tuda, Olmeta di Tuda, Corsica;
• Robin Dutt, critic and collector
• Serena Morton Gallery
• Collector, David Game
• Curator, Vicky Caplin

and among private collectors

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