My paintings are highly intuitive, offering a stream of conscious expression balanced between the simultaneously whimsical and the brutal. Oscillating between the figurative and abstract, multi-layered images of quasi - characters, intrusive blobs, trunks, geometric intersections, oddly shaped proboscises, and vessels effuse disjointed rhythms and an absorption with the semiotics of painterly language.
My preoccupation is with the material itself – the visceral quality of paint, texture and the accumulation of marks and emphasis on colour. I have no advance visual strategy, but instead meander through the subconscious, with a free form approach.
Encouraging a performative aspect in the doing and undoing of the image, the transfigurations, covering, layering, and revealing of shape and line generate a dialogue between intuition and accident. Replacing the arbitrary with a serendipitous account of the unpredictability, the work espouses doubt and uncertainty, the comic and the absurd, and the awkward and the isolated.
born: 1985, High Wycombe, United Kingdom
Buckinghamshire New University BFA 2005
FRINGEMK. Milton Keynes, Exhibition catalogue, 2009
selected solo or two-person exhibits
Bring on The Dancing Horses, The Gowlett, Peckham, London, 2013
Dog and Pony Show, Powerlunches, Dalston, London, 2013
selected group shows
Matter 1010, The Exchange Tower, Canary Wharf, London, 2013
Peckham Space Open, Peckham, London, 2011
Bad Art Salon, Royal Festival Hall, London, 2011