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I've worked as an artist and illustrator since graduating from the Royal College of Art in 2001. Since then I've exhibited in galleries in the UK, Europe and the US and my award-winning illustrations have been used for animation, product design, editorial, advertising and publishing with clients such as Paul Smith, Nike, Starbucks, Target, BlueQ, and Chronicle Books.

 

Travel has been a major inspiration throughout my work, most specifically the four years I spent living in Hong Kong, Beijing, and Shanghai soaking up the colours, textures, icons and graphic styles of Asia. While there I was  transported into a new world filled with Taoist shrines, festivals devoted to the gods of the sea, flea markets filled with objects I remembered from my childhood and, more controversially, Chinese propaganda. In 1997 this was still very much part of mainland China's communist time warp.

 

On my return to the UK I built a company called Wu & Wu which became my vehicle for exploring the intensity and contradictions of this complex country and over the next 10 years I obsessed over the details I'd absorbed from my adventures.

 

More recently my focus has been drawn away from China to the Indian sub-continent with its vast pantheon of spiritually enriched visual icons, ideas and philosophies.