"I’m mostly inspired by the work of Picasso, Jean Dubuffet, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Cy Twombly and Robert Rauschenberg"

"There is humour in my work, but there is often an underlying melancholy. The text and image combine to create a self contained scenario with its own reality, and the viewer is invited to inhabit it.  I’m a big fan of haiku, the finding of profound meaning in modest things and the gentle playfulness that helps us view everyday life with fresh eyes. The cut ups often follow a path of taking the wonder of these small things and subverting them into something manic and fierce or poetic and evocative. The characters within the scenarios I create are challenged with weird and impossible predicaments, and the viewer is asked to join them in confronting the strangeness" - Simon Kirk