Contemporary artist whose work explores themes of transparency, curiosity and connection.
Through a variety of mediums and a family of characters, Suffoca celebrates inquisitiveness – exploring the ways that we connect with one another and the world around us.
Using transparency and translucency as a visual metaphor for the openness and vulnerability that is required to make strong connections, Suffoca’s work invites you to consider the ways that we can accomplish deeper, more meaningful connections in an ever-evolving world.
Using a collection of characters, Suffoca tells stories. Over a 15 year history, the core family of Suffoca characters have become an integral part of the storytelling and creative process. They are the art, but they also observe, narrate and interact with it.
Storytelling and sharing meaningful moments with others is something that has always been cherished by Suffoca because this is where they believe the most meaningful connections can be found.
Exploring the possibilities of blockchain and the technology behind it, a fascination with this fast-growing space has evolved. Suffoca believes this is where opportunities to augment the creation of art, redefine the notion of ownership and encourage connection with collectors and creatives alike lies.
Breaking new ground in art.
As a child, the thought of being invisible was such an adventure. Imagine having that superpower! Being invisible or feeling invisible as an adult, however? Less exciting. A harder pill to swallow, conjuring up ideas of loneliness, isolation, solitude. Transparency is something that Suffoca uses therefore to exclusively drive connectivity, to forge meaningful connections, to bring people in – a perpetual promise to continue to be better, to adapt, and to always value clarity, excitement and illumination.
To cherish a child's vision of invisibility.
Blue pigment has been used for thousands of years in various cultures, with ancient Egyptians using blue pigments made from crushed minerals such as lapis lazuli, and ancient Greeks using pigments made from crushed snails. Historically, blue has symbolised loyalty and faithfulness, often used in religious and spiritual contexts.
For Suffoca, blue holds a personal significance – evoking memories and emotions related to their own experiences and history. The versatility of the colour in describing various emotions and tones aligns with Suffoca’s artistic process and vision.
Blue here is used to evoke feelings of calmness, serenity, and stability, and is chosen to encourage tranquility and trust for those who experience it.
This journey will be shared directly and primarily on Twitter and then on other accounts and here, on this site.
Come along on this constantly evolving process that is Suffoca.
See you on Twitter. Just click the happy little bird below.