Bluebeany East Yorkshire, United Kingdom
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I am a freelance photographic artist. Within my work I am interested exploring the possibilities of the transformation of the everyday.  I work on commissioned pieces with performers and also collaborate with friends and family who appear as subjects within my photographic work. I would describe my style as darkly enchanting and familiar yet uncomfortably strange.

I am a freelance artist. Within my work I am interested exploring the possibilities of the transformation of the everyday. I work on commissioned pieces with performers and also collaborate with friends and family who appear as subjects within my photographic work. I would describe my style as darkly enchanting and familiar yet uncomfortably strange.

I also appropriate existing imagery and re-imagine these in a new context using collage and animation techniques.

My most recent work has been experimenting with transforming my two dimensional imaginary worlds into three dimensional immersive experiences sometimes working with performers allowing the audience to walk in and become part of these imaginary spaces.

I am very interested in working outside a white walled gallery setting, engaging people in artistic experiences who may not normally seek traditional exhibition spaces .

When creating my work I am inspired by things that most people may had some access to such as fairy tales, cinema, theatre and tv programmes, I would like to think this allows my work to have a wide appeal. I am inspired the idea of a light hearted approach to art as a way of rising above the sometimes mundane act of everyday life. I enjoy the process of involving people to be part of my work tapping into their desire to be playful and sometimes silly.

Artwork

Sci Fi Disco, Photograph, 2016

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Glam Rock Cupid, Photograph, 2018

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Shinning Bunnies, Photograph, 2017

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Doctor Phibes, Photograph, 2016

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Sci Fi Ophelia, Photograph, 2017

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Lady of the House of Love, Photograph, 2015

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Spooky Dolls, Photograph, 2018

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Previous projects

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It's Alive!

04/11/2018

Combining macabre art and uncanny theatrics with sinister storytelling, 'IT’S ALIVE' invited the audience to enter an intriguing world of devilish dolls.

Union Mash Up, Hull Details

World of the Pink Monkey Bird

04/08/2018

This was an interactive art installation as part of Hull's Humber Street Sesh Music Festival. I created set and costumes inspired by 60's Sci Fi TV. Performers became crazy sci fi creatures and encouraged the audience to participate by dressing up and having their photographs taken by me within the set. This piece was commissioned by Think...

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Humber Street Sesh, Hull Details

Bluebeany's Velvet Lounge

27/05/2018

'Bluebeany's Velvet Lounge' was created alongside another event 'Wild at Heart'. The lounge was a transformed space inspired by dark cabaret bars. Part art installation, part performing space the event included spoken word, music and an audience sing along. The performance ended with a game of pass the parcel to win a piece of original...

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Unio Mash Up, Hull Details

Kabarett

05/08/2017

Kabarett was a re staging of a 1970's Quiz Show where two gold suited Monkey's encouraged the audience to take part in a quiz show inspired by 'Blankety Blank' and 'The Golden Shot'. The winners received an orginal picture of 'Bob Monkeyhouse'.

Kingston Art Group Gallery, Hull Details
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