In the best of psycho-geographic tradition, my current art practice eschews discipline, straddling words, images, film and site specific works. It is structured by a theoretical digital mainframe I've monickered S.O.U.L. (Systemic Obfuscation of User Liberalism) through which I'm embarking on a semiotically-driven exploration of our collective digital consciousness looking at how technology impacts language, gender, sexuality and identity.
I am a writer, artist, art editor/critic and award-winning creative director. My fiction and non-fiction have appeared in a range of literary publications most recently in Catapult and the inaugural edition of Freeman’s, a new literary journal which also features writing from a number of top writers including Haruki Murakami, Dave Eggers and Helen Simpson.
I was formerly the creative director and art editor of Granta Publications during which time I had created numerous original features with art and photography, publishing and creating work with of a host of established and up and coming artists including Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin. I created a distinct aesthetic for the publishing house across its magazine and book activities, collecting a number of design and art direction awards along the way including D&AD and Communication Arts awards. I've guided and developed the work of many illustrators, designers and artists across a range of platforms. Before Granta, I art directed and designed a range of titles for the literary division of the Random House Group, including a number of classic and contemporary writers like Italo Calvino, Fyodor Dostoevsky and Kurt Vonnegut.
Always driven by original concepts and a distinct creative sensibility I've honed over the years, I now run a multi-disciplinary creative consultancy [SALU.io] which produces narrative driven creative work across platforms.
I'm now bringing my years of experience and original thinking to scripts for film and television and developing my art practice. I'm a co-founder of the cross-disciplinary art event series Local Transport.
This site is mostly for my art and activities. For my multi-disciplinary creative studio, please visit SALU.io