MANIFESTO

 

ARE YOU A PUNK?

A PUNK IS SOMEONE WHO GOES AGAINST THE GRAIN

WHO DREAMS BIG   HAS THE COURAGE TO ACT ON IT

AND THE BALLS TO SEE IT THROUGH

WHO SAYS FUCK   FUCK THIS

I"M DOING IT ANYWAY

MAKE IT HAPPEN

A PUNK IS SOMEONE IN THEIR OWN LANE

PLAYING THEIR OWN GAME

GETTING PAPER

A PUNK IS THE BRAINS THE BOSS THE ATTIUDE

THE WON"T BE DEFEATED

THE REBEL WHO MAKES YOU FEEL IT

THE WON"T TAKE NO FOR AN ANSWER

THE CEO OF EVERYTHING FUCKING FABULOUS

A PUNK IS EMPOWERMENT  A PUNK IS CONNECTED

AWAKE  EYES WIDE OPEN   READY FOR THE RIDE

SHAKE OFF YOUR SEATBELT 

COME SIT DOWN NEXT TO ME

NOW 

LET ME ASK YOU AGAIN

ARE YOU A PUNK?

ABOUT MY ART

 

I want my art to fucking punch you in the face

but at the same time make you smile playfully,

like we're in on the same joke,

even though we've never met.

 

I get it and I get you. To me that's art.

 

I want my art to hang on your wall, wake you up, lift you up.

I want it to resonate with your rebellious heart

just as it did mine when I created it.

Join my rebellion.

 

ICONS

With a dash of humour and a twist of irony, this series, created at Punk Street Studios, Los Angeles in 2019, was inspired by some of my idols and heroes. Sometimes these icons come to me in pairings, they stand alone but I saw them originally as a team. You can agree or not but it’s part of my process. I like thinking of icons together even if they are from a different generation. How would they find each other? Mick Jagger and Kate Moss is a play on words and as a rock star who has had them all he hasn’t caught Miss Kate. I believe Tupac and Lennon were the same... outspoken rebels of their time. I like to think of them sharing a cuppa tea and discussing the world. As I translate my version of these visionaries I'll have their music blasting or their films blaring in the background as I work. I hear their voices, their lyrics, their rhythm... they are infusing the paint and are coded into every canvas.      

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