An exhibition displaying the work of a young New Addington-born artist has opened in Croydon.

'Abra Anthills Complexities' draws upon 23-year-old Louis French’s experiences as a wheelchair user, giving a sense of his unique perspective through sculpture, print and photography.

Turf Projects is exhibiting the Croydon School of Art educated artist’s work from September 13-23.

Mr French said: “Living in modern day cities and towns we don’t notice small details.

“Neither do we take a break from our modern lives and look around us.

“By looking at objects closely, can we encourage people to look at details and take in their modern cities differently?

The disabled artist changes wheelchair every three years.

His sense of moving physical viewpoint is a major inspiration for his work.

He added: “I enjoy giving people different experiences and different ways of looking at art.

“I wish I could manage to slow people down just for five minutes and change their perspective about looking at the world.

“So, I hope their viewpoint will change as mine does.”

Mr French graduated with a Fine Art BA from Croydon School of Art this year and was selected for the annual Turf x Croydon School of Art graduate residency.

The residency is an opportunity open only to Croydon School of Art graduates, offering a month of free studio space, mentorship from the Turf team and exhibiting artists, with an artist’s fee and production budget for a solo exhibition.

Turf Projects is an artist run contemporary art gallery located in the Whitgift Centre.

It runs a programme of free public exhibitions, workshops and events.

The charity also offers memberships for studio space and runs collective groups for disabled and young artists from the area.

The exhibition is open Wed-Sun 11-5pm at Turf's project space at 39-40 Keeley Road, Croydon CR01TF until September 23.