I found out last week that I've been selected by curator, Lisa Gray, to show at the Flux Art Exhibition at Chelsea College of Art from the 11th to the 15th of April. 700 applicants had applied and 100 proposals were accepted, so I was pleased that my second group show experience is going to be happening in London and among a high caliber of artists. This has given me a few goals to focus on and I'll be using this opportunity to produce my first works on canvas, which will be a new challenge for me with my chosen media as I'll be using one off stencils to create the work. These will need to be executed really carefully as I'm not certain how the processes that I've been using on paper will translate to canvas.
My latest stencil test is from a photo I took of Femi Temowo some time ago that I'd wanted to work on for a while. All my stencils are hand cut and it is usually the stencils that take the most time in the process of making this type of imagery. This painting is composed of 6 layers. I'll be messing around with the colour combinations to see which captures the mood of the music I'm listening to. Femi's latest album, "Music is the Feeling" has a range of Nigerian/ Yoruba-influenced pieces that are performed with the Engines Orchestra, so I'll look to interpret some of these songs while I'm making the work in the studio.