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South WestUnited Kingdom
My current work is primarily concerned with investigating the language of painting, where strategies have been used to make postmodern imagery. References to formal and structured concepts inherent within the Modernist period are combined together with techniques and methods which imitate machine made, photographic and digital images which are prevalent in today’s society. I have a certain resonance with Fiona Rae who recently said,
“I love mixing it up. I don’t care where my bits of imagery, paint strokes or techniques come from once I make them on the canvas they’re mine and I own them. I am interested in having an ‘everything goes’ attitude to painting. I want it to be inclusive and democratic”.
We live in a globalised culture where unexpected collisions and conversations take place and produce templates for a rich, diverse and sometimes unsettling world. Contradictions are abundant in my work, and although images may appear to have been applied arbitrarily, some are used repeatedly suggesting a selection process is being applied. Theatrical, romantic and decadent themes pervade the work and are juxtaposed with references to decay and so called ‘development’ within our cities, luring the ‘masses’ to a hedonistic lifestyle.