Thanks to all the brave people who allowed me to do portraits of them that will be exhibited in this exhibition. The preview evening in Thursday 23rd October 6-8pm at Arts@Trinity, Trinity Holy Church, Boar Lane, Leeds LS1 6HW
Portraits hanging inside at Arts@Trinity Oct2014
Colourblind is an expressive celebration of our multicultural society through large vibrant cultural portraits. I purposefully use a spectrum of colours to create abstract areas of texture away from the familiarity of skin tone to reinforce the beauty of skin. I wanted to explore colour blindness to skin colour given the multicultural society in which we live; and celebrate the vibrancy and energy that food, clothes, creativity and music bring from different cultures, through colour and movement. Many cities within Britain have a diversity of people from various cultural backgrounds, and there are new generations of Britons with dual and mixed heritage. However, there can often be an assumption of ethnicity and cultural background based on skin colour without the context of a person’s country of origin, heritage and upbringing. I aim to unify the beauty of skin colour through vibrant colours that are used throughout all my images regardless of race, colour or culture.
Are you interested in posing for my next portrait exhibition in August 2015? If so, please get in touch supplying a short statement on what you feel contributes to race, colour and culture and what this means to you.