Banner image: 'Unusual Side Effects' (2020) by Bobby Parker. Image courtesy of the artist.

Affiliation with Shape: Bobby contributed to the Shape Open 2020: The Future is Loading.

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Bobby Parker is a writer and visual artist based in Kidderminster, Worcestershire in the UK. Born in 1982 to a working-class family, Bobby finds inspiration in his upbringing, mental illness, disability, and issues with addiction. He has taught for the Poetry School and given talks about mental illness, namely Borderline Personality Disorder and overcoming trauma through art therapy. Bobby properly started pursuing visual arts once he had his own space to create, painting abstract and figurative images and experimenting with photography, drawing, sculpture, film, and music.

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