When I first checked his instagram (I discovered him through the hashtag #londonartist) I immediately fell in love with his work that for what I saw, was mainly drawings and abstract painting. I’m not an expert for what concern paintings (my bad) but I always loved them. I really liked how indirectly his work was communicating so much. With a minimalistic style his drawings were transmitting a great motion energy and his paints strong and deep emotions.
After we met in his studio (we live both in East London bike distance very nice coincidence) he told me about his series of painting called “No Man Is An Island” inspired by the famous homonym poem by english poet John Donne from 1624.
No man is an island entire of itself; every man
is a piece of the continent, a part of the main;
if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe
is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as
well as any manner of thy friends or of thine
own were; any man’s death diminishes me,
because I am involved in mankind.
And therefore never send to know for whom
the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.
Then I saw the painting that were made by a very interesting process that you can see in the video, and I understood immediately it was something I wanted to “portrait” with my camera.
Never like today due to Covid and Brexit we are facing the problem of isolation, and is incredible that something written in 1624 is still so important and actual.