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Darren Charman (DC1)
tells us about himself with a simple Q&A

Q1 Who is Darren?

Darren is an Artist,Actor,Writer 

As an artist Darren’s specialist form is mixed media and collage,

Darren is also a DAFTA award winning actor fashion contributor and a credited short film writer with previous experience in fashion and accessories design.

Q2  What inspires you?…

People and their stories, travel, music, history, sub-cultures, movements, Iconic people and their influence.

Q3. Do you have any training?…

No training just lots of experimenting! 

Q4. How do you describe your art?…

Re-imagined, Re-cycled and Re-purposed

By changing the appearance or look of an item or object by using re-cycled materials such as used postage stamps or mixed media.

This gives a fresh aesthetic which in turn changes the object or items narrative thereby giving these forgotten or not so widely used objects or items a new lease of life direction and purpose.

Q5. What artists inspire you?

Any thought provoking artist that can flip the narrative or the way we perceive it to create a different story or vision for example  installation artists like Ai WeiWei

Surrealists like Salvador Dali and the likes of M.C Escher that specialise in drawing and print.

Q6. What does sentiment mean to you?…

A special story memory or moment in time.