Artists Exhibiting At Our Art Fair
Here you can find information of each artist who will be showing at the next Roy’s Art Fair including exhibitions, achievements and sample works.
Joel Sydenham (chidi3s) is a visual artist, poet, and designer based in Acton, London, with a degree in chemical engineering, which he gave up to fulfill his dream of being an artist, and follow his passion for connecting with people on an emotional level. What inspires Joel is humanity, society, existential concepts, and the human connections to the natural world. However, each piece also focuses on a single aspect of the human experience, and tries to link that aspect back to a bigger picture. Joel believes that we are all part of something bigger than the sum total of our individual selves. And every community belongs to a larger global society.
When he is not painting or creating, Joel is often studying some form of physical science, this feeds his art on an intellectual level. He writes spoken word poetry, which he performs regularly around London. Joel also has a passion for community development, working as an Art Tutor with Hounslow council’s adult education, where he creates and teaches adult and family learning courses. Joel frequently collaborates with charities and youth centers around London, with the aim of using art to create a positive impact in people’s lives.; This feeds his art on an emotional level.
Joel is a qualified tutor holding an award in education and training, and has run over a 50 workshops for charities, educational organizations, and youth centers across London, particularly in the boroughs or Ealing and Hounslow. His personal philosophy is “self-expression, leads to self-knowledge, which leads to self-actualization” he believes every individual is born a creative genius, and his personal goal, (with respect to teaching) is to help people gain the necessary skills to express that genius.
(To find out more about what I do please visit www.chidi3s.net)
About my work
Joel Sydenham works predominantly in acrylics and spray paint although he occasionally uses his fabrics and drawings to make mixed media collages. His work is inspired by his two contrasting cultures (British/Nigerian) and his own personal beliefs. He combines psychedelic art which is popular amongst British urban youths with traditional Nigerian art to create what he calls an Afrocentric-psychedelic aesthetic. His inspiration is drawn from existentialism, the nature of thought and human perception of reality.
(the art and clothing in photo below were designed by chidi3s)