Artist/Painter Male Brighton, England, United Kingdom
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About Me

I am a world renowned professional artist, photographer and sculptor. My practice mostly involves experimental photography and making sculptures cast directly from the body. I'm always on TV and in print talking about my work. I'm famous for having created The Great Wall of Vagina, a sculpture intended to change female body image and fight social stereotypes. I was invited to display my work at Glastonbury last year and do a lot of public speaking. In other words I'm legit!

PHOTOS - The Physical Photography series of experimental, photographic collages are my latest offering. These unusual body portraits focus on personal expressions of sensuality and sexuality often juxtaposed with religious overtones. They are created without the use of a conventional camera. Instead I use a modified digital scanner to achieve the results I am after. A single image can can be made of over 60 individual scans collaged together and take over an hour to create. It is a very collaborative process in which my models are very involved in the creative output.

Using this process I have created posters for Breast Cancer UK and am currently working on breast cancer campaigns for the USA and Canada. These involve scanning just boobs and boobs in bras. It's a lot of fun and for a good cause so if you are passing Brighton come along and do it!

BODY CASTING - I also run a successful body casting studios with clients all over the world. Largely I work to commission but often need models for particular pieces or to help work out new experimental poses and pieces. I'm currently experimenting with casting female bodies in animal skins and amassing a huge number of boob casts for a 12 foot high totem pole. So again, if you are passing Brighton, come and get involved.

PAYMENT - I need models for both paid and unpaid work. For larger and longer casting jobs like full bodies there is always a good fee. For pieces in between we usually come to a deal of some kind. I'm always fair and up for negotiation and deals. For the smaller projects I only require a model for 30 minutes or so and for some pieces I need hundreds of models. It makes payment a little tricky. Most people just do it for fun, or to say they've worked with me and to have some new and unusual stuff in their portfolio. I'm happy to share photos of the process and the finished piece with you.

CV / BIOG - All these artworks demonstrate a career-long commitment to experimentation. Often taking the body as inspiration I work with traditional and novel materials, frequently applying my own unique processes. The infamous Great Wall of Vagina, which debuted in London in 2012 followed by a show at the Triennale museum in Milan, reveals the edginess that much of my work exhibits. The socio-political aspects are infused with humour to break down barriers and encourage public engagement with tricky subjects. My use of emotionally loaded subjects and objects is intended to lend their power to my artworks and evoke a reaction in the viewer. My work has won many awards and been exhibited all over the world.

Frequent TV and magazine appearances have earned me an international following. I often give public talks about my work and the philosophy of art. I am an arts correspondent for Absolute magazine and the founder and chairman of the Sussex Artists Club.

You can see my work on my three websites:


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Credit Notes

Public & Commercial Commissions:
2013     1930’s BATHING BEAUTY – figurative sculpture for Cleethorpes Lido, UK
2012  CANCAN LEGS – Duke of Yorks Cinema – Brighton UK
2008    BATMAN - Duke of Yorks Cinema – Brighton UK
2008    BONZAI TREE – Madam Geisha Nightclub – Brighton UK
2007     ART CAR PARADES - Manchester and Blackpool UK
2007     AMORA – Six sculptures commissioned by visitor attraction, London UK
1999     4 FARM ANIMALS – Public steel sculpture, Egham, Surrey UK

Recent Awards:
2014    Runner Up – Erotic Signature international art competition
2012    Juror Award - Grand Prix de la Decouverte photographic competition
2010    Runner Up - Aesthetica Creative Works art competition
2009    Winner - BaHBA - Creative Industries Award
2008    Runner Up – Erotic Signature international art competition
2007    Winner - Kyoto Award – Art Car Parade, Manchester
2007    Winner - Brighton Hilton - Brick in the Wall art competition
2007    Winner - 1st Prize - Erotic Signature international art competition

Museum Exhibitions:
Dec 2012 – Mar 2013      TRIENNALE DI MILANO – design Museum, Milan, Italy

Recent Solo Exhibitions:
May 2012    HAY HILL GALLERY- Solo show “SKIN DEEP”, Cork St. London UK

Recent Exhibitions:
Nov 2014    ART UNDRESSED – group show, Miami, USA
Nov 2014    GOLDSTONE GALLERY – Inaugural group show, Hove UK
Oct 2014    BRIGHTON PHOTO FRINGE – Solo photographic show, Brighton UK
July 2014    GALLERY ZOZIMUS – group show, Dublin, Ireland.
Jun 2014    GLASTONBURY FESTIVAL –  Live performance with Guerilla Science
Mar 2014    MENIER GALLERY – “Time = Change” group show, London UK
Mar 2014    ESPACIO GALLERY – “Time = Change” group show, London UK
Feb 2014    WAREHOUSE GALLERY – “The Naked & The Nude” group show, UK
JAN 2014    BLACK’S –  “Salon Hystérique” group show, Soho, London UK
Oct 2013    HAY HILL GALLERY- Group show, Baker St. London UK
Sep 2013    ONCA GALLERY – ‘Down to the Bone’ group show, Brighton UK
Sep 2013    Macmillan DeLonghi Charity Art Auction, Royal College of Art, London
July 2013    HENLEY FESTIVAL - London UK
May 2013    CHELSEA ARTS CLUB – group show London UK
May 2013    JUBILEE LIBRARY – ‘Omnia Scroll’ group show, Brighton UK
Mar 2013    ART STUDIO VENICE – “Omnia Scroll” group show, Venice, Italy
Feb 2013     SIN CITY GALLERY – ‘12” of Sin’ group show, Las Vegas, USA
Feb 2013    THE DIRTY SHOW – group show, Detroit, USA
Oct 2012    FACTORY ART - Group show, Berlin, Germany
Aug 2012    HAY HILL GALLERY- Group show, Cork St. London UK
July 2012    HENLEY FESTIVAL – group s show, Hay Hill Gallery, London UK
Jun 2012    PZ GALLERY – Group photography show, Penzance UK
May 2012    CHELSEA ARTS CLUB – group photography show London UK
Mar 2012    CHELSEA ARTS CLUB – group show London UK
May 2011    ARTISTS OPEN HOUSES – Brighton, UK
Aug 2010    CHELSEA ARTS CLUB – group show London UK
May 2010    ARTISTS OPEN HOUSES – Brighton, UK
Dec 2009    CHELSEA ARTS CLUB – group show London UK
Dec 2009    MADAME GEISHA – group show Brighton UK
Oct 2009    Macmillan Cancer Charity Art Auction, London UK
May 2009    IMPURE ART GALERY – group show, Brighton UK
May 2009    ARTISTS OPEN HOUSES – Brighton, UK
May 2009    SEIZE THE DAY - group show, Martlets Hospice, Brighton UK
Mar 2009    THE AFFORDABLE ART FAIR - Battersea, London
Jan 2009    PURE ARTE ART FAIR – Vigo, Spain
Dec 2008    STARS ON CANVAS – Victoria , London
Sept2008    MEN ONLY Everyman Charity Auction– Liberty London
Oct 2008    ART UNDRESSED – group show, Beate Uhse, Berlin, Germany
July 2008    THE BIRDS AND THE BEES – Chelsea Arts Club, London
May 2008    IMPURE ART GALLERY – group show, Brighton UK
Dec 2007    THE HEALING POWER OF ART - group show, Brighton UK
Dec 2007    DOUBLE TROUBLE - JAG Gallery, Brighton UK
Nov 2007    Macmillan DeLonghi Charity Art Auction, Arts Club Mayfair, London UK
July 2007    BODY OF WORK group show, Lewes UK

Public Lectures/Appearances:
Feb 2014    WAREHOUSE GALLERY – Lecture on ‘Erotic Art vs Pornography’
Feb 2014     HOME HOUSE Member’s Club, London – Panel discussion on erotic art
Feb 2014     TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN Arts Festival – Lecture about my art career
Oct 2013    TRINITY COLLEGE DUBLIN - The Phil debating society “Is Porn Art?”
May 2013    SUSSEX ARTISTS CLUB – Lecture on “The Nude in Art & Pornography”
July 2012    WELLCOME TRUST – Panel discussion at launch of Centrefold Project
May 2011    CATALYST CLUB – Public talk about my work ‘The Great Wall of Vagina’

Artworks Featured in TV and Film:
Jun 2014    French Cinema Release – ‘Tristesse Club’ used ‘4x4’ sculpture
Nov 2013    Channel 4 - ‘The Cruel Cut’ FGM film used ’57 Women’ sculpture
May 2011    Music video - ‘If Pacino was God’ used ‘The Impossibility of Passion’

Personal TV Appearances:
Jan 2014    Brilliant Britain – Community Channel – feature on Brighton’s best.
Apr 2013    Colombian TV – Mi Revelución Erótica - about The Great Wall of Vagina
Jan 2013    BBC Southeast Today News – update on my ‘Messages in Bottles’
Dec 2012    BBC3 Russell Howard’s Good News “Headliners” featured artist
Mar 2012    RSI Switzerland – A Fior Di Pelle - documentary about me and my work
Jun 2011    Bild TV Germany – Intime Kunst - about The Great Wall of Vagina
Apr 2010    Channel 5 – ‘Sex: How to do Everything’ – chat show interview
Sep 2009    BBC4 The Art of Dying with Dan Criuckshank – featured artist
Feb 2009    BBC Southeast Today News – feature on me and my Brighton studio
Dec 2008    BBC Southeast Today News – feature on my ‘Messages in Bottles’
Aug 2008    ITV Trinny and Susannah – main featured artist filmed at my studio
Jun 2008    Channel 4 - ‘The Perfect Vagina’ creating The Great Wall of Vagina
Jan 2007    BBC Southeast Today News – feature on my ‘Car-bon Miles’ project
Oct 2000    BBC2 Fantasy Rooms surrealist room featured artist making Dali clock
Feb 1998    BBC1 Panorama - Dome! Featured artist on Millennium Dome models



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