I started a clothing label when I finished high school, so that was the beginning I guess. I did study graphic design for a little while at uni, but I found it to be really negative for my work / creativity so I quit.
It’s always evolving, I try not to label it too much because then it becomes hard to progress. I would say it developed from being self taught, quitting uni and learning things on my own definitely made my style a lot more unique.
Fashion and music are big inspirations for me. I work on lots of different projects, so one thing tends to influence the other. I will often be researching for a design project, or for the magazine, and then an idea will come to me that would make the perfect artwork or vice versa.
Haha, I’m not sure. People have just responded really well to the work I have put out since my first solo show in 2012, which I’m super grateful for. I’m trying to push my style forward all the time, so that when I release my next works or whatever people can see the progression of my style.
Don’t look at artist you like and try to achieve what they are doing. If you really want to be relevant, you need to create a style that you can own, and that people know is yours, even without putting your name to it.
Because art is such a solo experience, I think collaboration is a nice way to develop your style and to recognise the strengths within your own work. When I feel the time is right, I would love to collaborate more within the music industry. I feel like there is a huge area that hasn’t been explored at the intersection of new-media art and music. Particularly electronic music, just because the two have a similar creation process with totally different outcomes. I would love to work on something where the artist and the musician have equal say in the outcome or final performance.
I’m working in NYC at the moment, and I’ll be making a few announcements for international solo exhibitions really soon.
More gallery shows, a few more conceptual pieces and some video works.