Andy King, Colchester Member Since January 2011 Artist Statement I am a digital artist focusing primarily on the use of photo manipulation. My ideas can come to me at any time, from a variety of different sources, such as a short daydream to an unrelated conversation with someone or from just watching a TV show. Once I can see what I want to create, I photograph all the material I will need often resulting in travelling to the right locations just to get the perfect shots.
In a lot of my work you will find traces of inspiration from great artists such as Rob Gonsalves, M.C.Escher, Salvador Dali and John Pugh as well as from TV shows such as The Twilight Zone series, The Lost Room and even Dungeons and Dragons.
I strive for there to be an emotional reaction within my work that may not always become apparent until the viewer learns the title of the piece. In some of my darker work I like the viewer to be a little uncomfortable without the piece being distasteful. I love surrealistic, fantasy and dreamscape art as well as optical illusionary and so in my Dream art section you will find a warmer, more tender emotion within the pictures.