During these unprecedented times, I have learned to adapt to a new normal, to respond to this ever-shifting landscape, by focusing on making work. Despite the obstacles presented by the coronavirus pandemic, I am planning to take a break from London and move to Paris in autumn.
The Paris art scene holds potential and allure, as we come out of isolation, I will be looking into residency programs while working on building a network, contacting collectors and gallerists.
During the month of June, I will be applying to art competitions, starting with the UK based Call for Artists announced by JD Malat Gallery, whilst working towards applying for the BP Portrait Awards. I will be creating new work and I'd like to start working bigger, with a particular focus on developing Domestic Disruption. In the next few months, I will be delving into longer-term projects, I will be planning my first solo show, with the help of Renato Cantore, author of The Castle on the Hudson: Charles Paterno and the American Dream. I met Mr Cantore during my last year of studies at London College of Fashion, where I began working on a major project in connection to the story of Charles Paterno, my great-great-uncle. Throughout the past couple years, I have evolved as a person and as an artist; my main goal for the future is to live off my practice, be an independent artist and be surrounded by art.