At the core of my practice is the passion and drive to create work that in itself becomes a catalyst to challenge and enhance the viewer’s imagination. I consider myself the conveyor, the vehicle through which the imagination of the viewer is pushed beyond the obvious.  

My earlier projects draw inspiration from colour, surfaces, texture, weathering, intertwined through the processes of layering and deducting. 

My current project evolve around the human form, working between the figurative and the abstract form, where I attempt to elaborate upon unfamiliar aspects of an otherwise familiar scene. 

My aim is to demonstrate against the status quo of society, my rejection of mundanity and  rebellion against archetypes within a contemporary world; where I invite the spectator to establish a dialogue with my works in order to inspire them. 

In my work, I attempt to show my aversion towards following the status quo of contemporary society by encouraging the viewer to draw out and observe the beauty of the unfamiliar caught within the ordinary. The result can be evocative and sometimes macabre, but equally beautiful.

 

Our faces tell the stories of our journeys through life, they are the windows to our souls. The textures, scares, layers and colours are the visual maps of our life experiences. The dark and almost uncharacterized human eyes synonymous with a large number of my works suggest mystery, anxiety, decadence, pain and death. These are some of the human experiences and conditions I attempt to draw upon in my work, albeit in an unfamiliar way. They transcend race, culture, gender and all socio-economic backgrounds.

 

In today’s polarised and ever conflicting world that we live in, the viewer is encouraged to reflect on their own journey.

 

Selected Group Shows

 

2017: Leyden Gallery, London. Platform for emerging art.

2017: Cylinder Gallery, London. Variations exhibition

2009: Candid Art Gallery, London. Art & Design 

2005: Mile of art, London. 

Education

 

2005- 2006   RIBA Part 3 Professional Practice in Architecture – Kingston University             

1998-2000    Postgraduate Diploma in Architecture – University of East London                           

1993-1997    BSc (Hons) Architecture – University of East London

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christian Hiadzi

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