Artist Joel Sydenham, is creative in many ways.
Artist, Designer, Spoken Word Poet and Painter; He gave up a degree in chemical engineering to follow his dream and is now a successful art creative known as chidi3s.
What inspires Joel is humanity, society, existential concepts, and human connections to the natural world. Joel loves connecting with people on an emotional level. His paintings often focus on a particular aspect of human experience, whilst also linking to the bigger picture. Joel believes we are all part of something larger than the sum total of our individual selves and that every community belongs to the global society.
Joel’s philosophy is “self-expression leads to self-knowledge, which leads to self-actualization”.
That every individual is born a creative genius, and his personal goal, through teaching is to help people gain the skills they need to express that genius.
When not painting or creating in the studio, Joel’s talks and performances include:
- Feeding creativity on a cognitive level through physical sciences
- Writing and performing spoken word poetry
- Art, Creativity and Empathy workshops for corporate, charity and NFP organisations