China Mike

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Initially working as a brush for hire and illustrator for local promoters, record labels and clothing lines during the nineties boom for independent retail in the UK. Old notebooks reveal more than his line work - a versatile mark-maker, his abilities as a draughtsman have returned to the fore in recent years; the photorealistic paintings which had become a trade mark after his departure from illustration, have given way to more abstracted figurative work. In his five years as a full time painter he has refined a process that summarises the influences and experiences of his past both artistically and personally.

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