My new work is focused on the process. It is an act of creation and destruction. I reproduce found images using traditional mark-making techniques and through the process the paper and image will become distressed, sometimes completely fall apart, to be re-constructed in a new form. The paper becomes a medium in itself. The surface is important to me as the image and paper become re-galvanised and the image becomes an object.
I use found images, my own personal photographs, and the application of marks and paint, like words in a story, poem or conversation. These seemingly unrelated images and marks ultimately create a reality of their own, layering information and narratives, alongside conflicting techniques and awkward compositions. This can have a sometimes bleak outcome, but can often contain humorous and unexpected elements. My subject matter is autobiographical and based on my own observations and experiences.
Exhibitions and Events
Designer MAP LONDON 2000-2005
Sesame Art Gallery, Islington, London 2003 to 2006
ITCH film 2005
Menier Chocolate Factory Gallery solo show, London 2008
“Rushes and Brushes” - The Outside World Gallery, Redchurch Street, Shoreditch London 2012
The Kooks - “Hello What’s Your Name?” 2015
The Kooks - “The Best of So Far” 2017
The Marmozets - “The Weird and Wonderful Marmozets” 2014
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