TF18 Programme

Tempting Failure 2018 brings an eclectic selection of performance art and noise art from some of the most exciting artists around the world.

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Kieran Wakeman - Festering Under Tortured Skin exhibition

  • Matthews Yard: Gallery 1 Matthews Yard Croydon, England, CR0 1FF United Kingdom (map)

A series of photographs/photo manipulations titled ‘Festering under Tortured Skin.’ The title relates to my struggles with Anxiety and Depression and are all self-portraits.

Creating artwork for me has always acted as escapism from my depression and it’s also been a way for me to take these feelings that build up inside myself and to make them into something tangible that I can see, which from a young age helped by acting as a coping mechanism.

About Kieran Wakeman

Within my work I use copious amounts of face paint and masks and costumes I have made, to create various characters or to represent different themes, the results I photograph and bring together in Photoshop. A lot of my work is based around and inspired by human emotions and human illness. Suffering from depression myself has also been a source of inspiration and a running theme within my work. I also draw inspiration from horror films, music and anything weird.

This TF18 exhibition is FREE to attend.

Earlier Event: July 9
Mehmet Sander - EMERGENCY
Later Event: July 10
Yoga in Black - Morning sessions