Gray explores colour, elements of pop art and image manipulation; dipping images into paint, digitally re-colouring photographs and applying collaged additions allow him to take an image on a new journey by imposing his own identity. Inspired by artists and icons associated or involved in the pop art movement, we can see echoes of Andy Warhol’s Marilyn Monroe and David Hockney’s A Bigger Splash. Gray‘s use of everyday products and quick manufacturing processes give his work a feeling of universal accessibility. His materials play with the idea of immediacy: Fujifilm Instax film, digital photography, old and expired Polaroids. His first solo exhibition ‘Mused’ took place at Kirkby Gallery earlier this year.

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