SELECTED LEADER OF MEN |
MULTIPLE SERIES INCLUDING: LETTERS, DRAWINGS, BOOKCASES, DIGITAL, MORE & ISLAND |
2010 - NOW
The Leaders of Men works have become a central focus, as a vehicle for an ongoing interest in a romanticised, melancholic and idiosyncratic Englishness.
This research is disseminated via a reconstructed space where these traits become hyperbolic. This alternative spatial vehicle draws upon research interests in narrative and utopia. The project references the reoccurring qualities of subjective utopian philosophies such as an amalgamation of real / fictitious references, disorientated travel, altered time, humour, new languages, disjoined communication and satire.
The Leaders of Men, amalgamated hybrid characters, produce idiosyncratic narratives of dissent via text, landscapes, letters, morse code, animation and audio works. Mark.E.Smith.Spotty.Man chats shop with Ian Curtis Officer Dibble whilst Philip Larkin the Lone Ranger and Joe Orton Paddington Bear curse the commercialism of Alfred Hitchcock Captain Pugwash.
LEADERS OF MEN | SELECTED LEADERS | PEN ON OFFENBACH BIBLE PAPER | 2010 - NOW
MORE | SELECTED LEADERS OF MEN | DIGITAL PRINT ON OFFENBACH BIBLE PAPER | 2015
BOOKCASES | SELECTED BOOKCASES | PEN ON OFFENBACH BIBLE PAPER | 2010 - PRESENT
ISLANDS | SELECTED ISLAND LEADERS OF MEN | DIGITAL PRINT ON OFFENBACH BIBLE PAPER | 2015
LETTERS | SELECTED LETTERS | CORRESPONDENCES BETWEEN LEADERS OF MEN | OFFENBACH BIBLE PAPER | 2010 - PRESENT
DIGITAL | SELECTED LEADERS OF MEN | DIGITAL PRINT ON OFFENBACH BIBLE PAPER | 2012 - PRESENT
Leaders of Men is an ongoing body of work. The title directly references a song Leaders of Men by English Post-Punk band Joy Division's, An Ideal for Living EP released in 1987. These series' began as part of the MA Fine Art programme at Margaret Street, School of Art, BIAD. The work has been shown internationally including: Artist's Books with Yuck n' Yum [Dundee Contemporary. UK] and Leaders of Men: Town Hall Tour [MEANTIME Project Space. UK].