Fifty Shades Of Graham Photography Artist’s Statement

Artist’s Statement

Never having had the gall, until recently, to exhibit my “art” in public, I hadn’t given much thought to how I should articulate my artistic influences and motivations. But having joined the UK’s art elite, I feel compelled to crystallise them into a full personal rationale.

So, here it is:

My work explores the relationship between the tyranny of ageing and counter-terrorism.

With influences as diverse as Camus and Roy Lichtenstein, new tensions are crafted from both mundane and transcendant discourse.

Ever since I was a pre-adolescent I have been fascinated by the theoretical limits of the universe. What starts out as vision soon becomes corrupted into a manifesto of futility, leaving only a sense of nihilism and the prospect of a new beginning.

As shifting forms become frozen through boundaried and personal practice, the viewer is left with a testament to the possibilities of our condition.

Confession: Partly because I’m not very good at/keen on personal trumpet-blowing and partly because I couldn’t be arsed, I sought a little help, and found it at the Arty Bollocks Generator web site. The site provided me, with no effort on my part, the triumph of bullshit that you see above. Be honest, though – we’ve all seen stuff written in all seriousness, by and about artists, that matches this, bollock for bollock. It does the art world no favours in my humble view.

So, sod that for a game of soldiers. Here’s the real one:

I like to take photographs. A few occasionally turn out OK, I think. You can have a look at some of them on this site, if you want to. These are the ones that I like.  I hope you like them too, but you may not. Never mind. They’re only photographs.

Yep, that’s more like it.