I don't just see Rise Art as a way of promoting and selling my work. Though they have helped me reach new markets and expose my practice to a wider audience. I also use the website as a way of sourcing inspiration from up and coming and established artists. This collection of work has been selected for many reasons be it because they share influences to my practice, have elements that also resonate in my practice or that they have autobiographical links to my career.
Mat: This artist wears their inspirations on their sleeve. In this particular piece I like the homage to Phillip Guston. Phillip Guston is also a major influence on my own artistic practice in the way he juxtaposes social/political commentary and abstraction together; something I try to do as well.
Mat: Not just because she is a former studio mate in Manchester! Her passion for drawing can be seen in her dedication to question what drawing is in every piece she makes - no more so than in this piece.