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My artwork aims to express insight into adolescent rebelliousness and pushing boundaries. I chose to reflect upon teenage male culture and marry this concept with the often rebellious nature of artists. Often teenage culture struggles with conformity and their fit in the world. I recognise similar ideologies in the art world, finding freedom and independence and the need to discover ones' self.
My figures on the loose hung canvas demonstrate simplicity and spontaneity, the rawness of the chosen surface, deliberately rough and crude application of paint, and challenging text, have helped to shape my body of work.
Influential in my work are artists Neckface and Juan Davila who deliberately confront their audience with non-representational postmodernism that seeks non-conformity, as well as Duchamp, Picasso and Rauchenberg.
Hamish is a young emerging artist from Padstow who is now in his second year at National Art School.