I am a conceptually representational painter and installation artist, working within a narrative that questions perceptions of art and the conditions of painting. Combining elements of traditional painting and sculpture with found objects and interventions to question our perceptions of the things we are looking at, and the ways we are looking at them.
Bringing the audience into conversation with the functional object in painting, through a formal reconsideration of material and meaning. Re-signifying value to examine the things we are looking at and the ways we look at them. Re-presenting the artefacts of painting to invoke its process, adding context to objects through their definition. Challenging the subject:object dynamic by questioning our perceptions of the value we assign to the objects we overlook. Extending their potentiality, expanding their function and questioning our perception.
My practice represents the process of making, and re-presents that process to the viewer.
Work done during a residency at Bath Artists Studios. October ‘18 - July ‘19.
An exploration of the space between.
Image and object, incident and intent, audience and artwork, definition and meaning, art and philosophy.
Work done on my MA at Bath Spa. September ‘17 - September ‘18.
An exploration exploring an object based practice within the periphery of painting.
The functional object in painting.
The re-presentation of artefact.
The (re)signification of value.
The dialogue in space.
Work done on the BA at Bath Spa.
An exploration of incident and accident, intent and purpose.
A re-presentation of artistic process through the objectification of artistic presence.