I’m a London-based artist, making artworks, artists books and poetry. I like to play with text and language to tell stories about the small everyday experiences that define us.
My artist’s books are often narrative based and on real, everyday events, or play on existing text. Over the past few years there have been several trends in the work, from striking out text to create new narratives, to using QR (scannable barcodes) codes that can link to additional online content. You may also notice that Virginia Woolf makes an appearance from time to time!
A selection of my book-work includes:
The Temporal Guide / not for sale
Stuart’s beautiful sculptures look as if they have been excavated from the ground. The folded concrete from some building site, the stacked dusty-brown layers from a desert floor.
‘Life in the Folds’ is an installation that seems to be filled with objects from an alien culture. Comprised of video, sculptural objects, works on paper and a publication, the common thread that links these pieces are strange glyphs, which appear to be a form of language.
If Lai’s work weren’t safely behind glass, one might expect the aroma of baking to fill the gallery. ‘Bread Encyclopedia’, as the name would suggest, is comprised of a series of books, bound in bread. Each volume is lettered and tied with a string, as if ready to carry. And although the work itself dates …
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