'It's a jungle out there', 29.7 x 42.0cm, pen and acrylic on 230g akuarel paper, 2017
'The Castle, mixed media on canvas, 1 metre x 1 metre
'Medusa, mixed media on canvas, 42.0 x 59.4cm, 2016
'How to disappear completely', mixed media on canvas, 1 metre x 1 metre, 2014
Originally this was intended to convey the weakness in a person who lacks the fulfilment of his duty of honesty to himself and others and at the same time toying with the idea of not appreciating the present moment, thinking in useless third conditional sentences; 'what if I had done this differently', 'I should have gone and....'. The original conception was to have a woman holding onto him, yet he's attention is distracted and is looking away absently and uninterested. During the process I started to realize that it is and was redundant to include the woman and the void with her not being in the picture, in contrast to the dancing parade of colours in the background speaks more in volumes. Something that is and was there but is and was never really there.
'Nothing lasts forever', mixed media on canvas, 1 metre x 1 metre, 2014
everything is temporary and nothing is permanent
'So much for love', mixed media on plywood, 2014
The original concept for this piece was to convey the frustration within the British education system of university fees that has been recently been increased greatly for home-grown students. The cat which is known for it's insidious, self-intentions is depicted holding a book that represents knowledge, the dog on the other hand is a represented in classical painting as a symbol of loyalty and is holding a gun to it's head. This is a suicide painting, that represents the tragedy of the education system in Britain, discriminating young working class people. At the same time whilst making this difficult piece, a personal relationship was taking an affect on me and can see subconscious, sadomasochist screams that I tried covering up. It has taken almost two years to finish and the result is a cocktail of political and personal marriage.
'Rape me again please', mixed media on canvas, 1 metre x 1 metre, 2014
The relationship of dominating another thing and then playing the 'victim'
'After the hangover of love comes butterflies', mixed media on canvas, 1 metre x 1 metre, 2014
Part of the crying painting experiment with drips. This was intended to show a feeling of not giving up after a bad relationship combined with the naïve blind optimist's perception of the future.
'Someone i used to know', mixed media on canvas, 1 metre x 1 metre, 2014
a time piece that plays around the notion of moments. We can see a group of women on the left hand side that represents the past relations of the young man, the main figure has his back to them and has his eyes fixed at the viewer that is confrontational. The left hand side symbolizes the void and unforeseen on this mans future
'Professional Victim', mixed media on canvas, 1 metre x 1 metre, 2014
This piece belongs to the ''painting crying in drips'' period where the idea was based on using something negative and transforming it into a positive. In this piece we are not sure what has exactly happened to the woman, is she alive? has she been raped? has she just lost her virginity? or is she just simply lying down? whatever has happened to her, the strength within her as allowed her to still be there in the physical form.
'Money wins', acrylic paint on paper, 2015
This picture depicts ex president of the Czech Republic Vaclav Havel naked in Heaven. Looking down, he is thinking what has happened to this country. The reason is he on two pieces of paper is because he is a broken man, torn of the fact that Czech politics is saturated with corruption, greed and power. Money wins!
'Agrofert Republika', mixed media on canvas, 2 metres x 1.5 metre
What is it with politicians and their obsession with power? Last summer in Prague during the European Union elections I started to see quite aggressive advertising from the ANO campaign. Everywhere I went I would be overwhelmed with the saturation of strained smiles of Andrej Babis and his party ANO on billboards and posters. Once I started to question it deeper I not only found out that he had recruited B...arack Obama’s PR team to buy his way into popularity, paying for their hotel, flights and other expenses, but also had bought MAFRA (one of the most powerful media companies in Cz) so I googled Andrej Babis and went to Google images and found almost no images that made a joke of him, nor portrayed him negatively, yet when I typed in other Czech politicians such as, Zeman, Klaus or even Havel (who to most Czechs is considered has a positive leader for his country) I discovered that there were quite a substantial amount of parodies and satirical images of them but not Anderj Babis. I then started to think to myself, ‘is this manipulation?’
After doing more research, I discovered that he is the 2nd richest man in the Republic and owns Agrofert, a dominant player in the agriculture sector in the CZ and was also has been accused of working for the secret police as an informer for the Communist regime. So with this piece I really wanted to ask questions and put them into a visual form.
Anrdej Babis is standing on the Czech Republic, enthusiastically happy, holding Agrofert shopping bags that have been ripped apart from the sheer hunger of his appetite for power.
This is the question; does Mr Babis sincerely have good intentions for the Czech Republic? Or does he (the current finance minister in the CZ) have hidden agendas for his own profit?
Let’s see if this image of him gets filtered out on Google images
'money stinks', black pen on paper, 2015
the bleak corruption of politicians
'beware of pickpockets', mixed media on paper, 2011
'beware of pickpockets/Klaus in the closet', installation, 2015
alledgedly known for his secretive homosexual pursuits, Klaus is in the closet
'Kunda sem, kunda tam', pencil on wood, 2015
During an interview in 2014, Milos Zeman (the current president of the Czech Republic) was asked about Pussy Riot and the situation in Russia. He responded by showing a lack of respect for women’s rights by disapproving of the right to voice their opinion and used vulgar language saying 'Kunda sem, kunda tam/ cunts here, cunts there!' so this was inspired by him and wanted to make this piece as my feminist protest jacket. Everything about this is symbolised and dominated by the woman. The woman behind Zeman appears strong, direct and facing the viewer with her breasts loud and proud, Zeman however appears small in comparison to her, drunk, intoxicated and passive and having a good time. The shape of the piece is also a symbol of the female genitals. Zeman is holding a glass of Becherovka with the Czech flag sinking and weak in the alcoholic spirit. This is also an attempt to portray the Czechs’ dissatisfaction with their president Milos Zeman, a divisive figure who is known internationally for his love for the bottle.
'Genie in a bottle/Zeman' black pen and ink on paper, 2015
The current president of the Czech Republic, Milos Zeman is portrayed coming out of a Bechervoka bottle (A popular Czech drink spirit) The initial idea was to capture the feelings of Czechs who live in Prague and who complain about their leader which Czechs often describe him as 'arrogant', 'a drunk' and 'rude'. The dissatisfaction a divisive figure who is known internationally for his love for the bottle
'Absurdity #3', black ink and pen on paper, 19.685 x 19.685, 2012
'Absurdity #1', black ink and pen on paper, 19.685 x 19.685, 2012
'Absurdity #7', black ink and pen on paper, 19.685 x 19.685, 2012
'Absurdity #5', black ink and pen on paper, 16.5 x 23.4 inches, 2012
'Absurdity #2', black ink and pen on paper, 19.685 x 19.685, 2012
'Absurdity #4', black ink and pen on paper, 19.685 x 19.685, 2012
'Absurdity #6', black ink and pen on paper, 19.685 x 19.685, 2012
'Royal bitch/dictator', black pen and ink on paper, 16.53 x 23.39 inches
'Absurdity #8', black ink and pen on paper, 2012
'Giving into you', black pen and ink on paper, 16.53 x 23.39 inches, 2014
'Runaway love', black pen and ink on paper, 16.53 x 23.39 inches, 2014
'Fuckface ', 16.53 x 23.39 inches, mixed media on paper, 2003
'Kristina Grigorian', 16.53 x 23.39 inches, mixed media on paper, 2014
This came out of a life drawing session with Kristina Grigorian. The objective was to add something different and not just draw the usual postures of a model in an art studio. The main figure is drawn in pencil juxtaposed with clothing that has red spots, in contrast to the blue leopards in the background drawn in pencil
'Drive-by love', 16.53 x 23.39 inches, mixed media on paper, 2003
'Natalka' water colour on paper, 2011
'Purposely floating', 16.53 x 23.39 inches, mixed media on paper, 2005
'Rejection', 16.53 x 23.39 inches, mixed media on paper, 2004
'carless human', 16.53 x 23.39 inches, mixed media on paper, 2003
'Blonde camp Ray', 16.53 x 23.39 inches, mixed media on paper, 2003
'Sofa Queen', 16.53 x 23.39 inches, mixed media on paper, 2003
'Isolation holds me away ', 16.53 x 23.39 inches, mixed media on paper, 2003
'Wanksy', 16.53 x 23.39 inches, mixed media on paper, 2003
'Absolut bullshit', 16.53 x 23.39 inches, mixed media on paper, 2003
'Islands', 16.53 x 23.39 inches, mixed media on paper, 2003
'Ronald made murder for a burger', 16.53 x 23.39 inches, mixed media on paper, 2003
'Sometimes i wish i could tell you how i feel', 16.53 x 23.39 inches, mixed media on paper, 2002
'me vs him (study 1) ', 16.53 x 23.39 inches, mixed media on paper, 2002
'me vs him (study 2)', 16.53 x 23.39 inches, mixed media on paper, 2002
'Dad, where was you when i needed you', 16.53 x 23.39 inches, mixed media on paper, 2006
'Glyn Rebl with an octopuss on his head', black pen and pencil on paper, 8.3 x 11.7 in, 2015
'Crack head trying to look sophisticated', black ink and pen on paper, 8.3 x 11.7, 2007
'Dear Agony', mixed media on paper, 16.53 x 23.39 inches, 2014
'Thanks babe', black pen and ink on paper, 16.53 x 23.39 inches, 2014
'Broken Girl', red pen on paper, 29.7 x 42.0 cm, 2005
'Self portrait in nature's facade part 1', mixed media on paper, 42.0 x 59.4cm, 2014
'To die a 1000 times and keep wanting more', 16.53 x 23.39 inches, mixed media on paper
A comment on mainstream society's obsessive disorder with expectation and the need to succeed.
'Mr Careful, the logical emotionally disabled' black pen and spray paint on paper, 16.5 x 23.4 in, 2015
'S,elf Portrait/Ali Darko', black ink and pen on paper16.5 x 23.4 in, 2014
'Self portrait in nature's facade part 2', mixed media on paper, 42.0 x 59.4cm, 2014