Aerial Sparks is an East London based Artist who produces a wide range of bold, eclectic, “apparently” simple art works on his own or in collaboration with artists/artisans and metal workers in the UK and in Indonesia. Aerial expresses ideas using a variety of mediums including oil / acrylic paint , photography and often unconventional sculptures, some of which are very large. Art work includes a mixture of serious minded and humorous, playful topics, frequently using bright colours.
I create conceptional artworks and more narrative pieces which I consider fairly approachable , they are not one dimensionable or intentionally obscure but do require some engagement by the viewer . I also like to lob in a bit of humour now and again , which might make galleries etc wonder if there is a cohesive intent running through the work , which there is .
I suppose because I want to communicate with other people and am not self obsessed / up myself , or have little interest in the art world itself and what ever style / approach is currently ” in “, plus I don’t exactly play the game > write reams of pretentious twaddle about the arts meaning / include all the art world buzz words as to the works cultural relevance , know the right people ( those with money ) , or produce graffiti art much of which is really lame , not to mention fake in terms of its so supposedly guerrilla credentials ; which is why I don’t seem to be making much headway in art competitions , exhibit much less frequently than I would like . Or perhaps need to come up with another solution !
When I chat to friends who are in in bands , not that it is easy for them to get “recognised” but they at least don’t need to become something that there not and can at get gigs , although not necessarily paid ones. Something that artists and musicians do have in common is a dependency on other people to market them , because it doesn’t matter how good or bad your work is , if either the people , or “the” people haven’t heard of you then the money will not be coming in , unless you know differently ???? Any suggestions ??????
I was looking on youtube for the weird film the Singing Ringing Tree 1957 that used to scare children in the past , but unexpectedly came across this video clip of a physical singing ringing tree , out on the moors of deepest , darkest Burnley.
I’v never had a reason to go to Burnley but now i do !
Visual artists based in east London , producing bold , colourful and memorable sculptures , paintings and photographs. Working independently and with artists , artisans and metal workers in Indonesia and the UK.