Hey I'm Luke,
I'm a Graphic Artist & Illustrator.
My work - monstrosity as a metaphor for queerness, and the idea of the queer individual remaining a threatening impurity to society in a period of still sought-after progression and acceptance.
Monstrosity has long played a vital role within my work, and it’s a theme I have come to identify with my own queerness - feeling like an outsider but learning to embrace and celebrate what makes me different from society as a queer person.
The subject matter of my work mostly centres around pop and queer culture, from classic universal horror icons such as Boris Karlof’s portrayal of Frankenstein’s monster, to more contemporary queer pop icons, such as RuPaul and the Spice Girls.
Death in Paradise: Can't Win Don't Try, Five Miles, London, October 31 2017
I'm Gonna Get Ya, Bones and Pearl Studios, London, July 29 2017
Wholesale Piracy: Can't Win Don't Try, Kamio @ RED Gallery, London, April 17 2017
Man! I Feel Like a Woman: International Women's Day, Margate Arts Club, Margate, March 8-11 2017
The Path is Made by Walking, The Roaming Gallery, London, Sept 7 - 15 2016
Miss Behaviour, Bones and Pearl Studios, London, Sept 3-10 2016
TEDxEastEnd, Hackney Empire, London, January 30th 2016
Coaster Show 2015, La Luz De Jesus Gallery, Los Angeles, CA, September 4 - 27 2015
HIX Award (Shortlisted), CNB Gallery, Shoreditch, London, August 7 - September 3 2015
Central Saint Martins BA Fine Art Degree Shows (Degree Show One), London, May 2015
Call and Response, Amersham Arms, London, February 2015
PLAYDOUGH XD/3D Open Studios, Central Saint Martins, February 2015
TIDDLYWINKS XD/3D Open Studios, Central Saint Martins, December 2014
Here In Archway, Archway, May 2013
Casting Around, Concourse Gallery, Archway, May 2012
Untitled, Concourse Gallery, Archway, November 2011
Leeds College of Art Foundation Show, Leeds, June 2011
Light Night, Leeds College of Art, September 2010
BA Fine Art, Central Saint Martins, 2011-2015
Diploma in Professional Studies, Central Saint Martins, 2013-2014
Foundation in Art & Design, Leeds College of Art, 2010-2011