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Tyneside-based artist Sam Anthony Mudd is best known for creating digital works that are graphic and abstract yet capture the sometimes fragile nature of human existence. In recent times, he’s been experimenting with more physical forms, including black ink painting and drawing with charcoal, broadening his horizons and adding a new string to the already talented artist’s bow.

The fruit of Mudd’s labours are set to be on display at his first solo exhibition in four years, which heads to Shieldfield Art Works between Thursday 5th-Saturday 14th December. Still Human, Barely will bring together a variety of Mudd’s works between 2016 and 2019. While his art has often focused on the existential, these works will explore a turbulent period of his life, musing on his experience of being diagnosed with high functioning autism, social anxiety and clinical depression, but also a time when he questioned his interest in the arts (as documented in his five-part series The Posenenske Dilemma).

As well as being able to immerse themselves once again in Mudd’s unique creative offering, throughout the exhibition visitors will also have the opportunity to participate in a project called EGOCENTRIC 2019, a six-part questionnaire in which the answers are left open to interpretation with the eventual aim of creating “visual noise pieces” from the submissions.

Still Human, Barely is at Shieldfield Art Works, Newcastle from Thursday 5th-Saturday 14th December

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