Born just west of London and studied art and art history at Oxford (Brookes University), London (St Martin’s School of Art). Recently completed a Masters in Art History at Birkbeck College, London.
The works I make are found on the way to something else and are always unexpected. They’re informed by daily experience, by memories and certain aspects of the world (including virology, bacteria, meteorology), chaos theory, an interest in the notion of the sublime and of the artist as potential shaman. Mark Rothko once said (in conversation with Dore Ashton), “For the artist the problem is to talk to and to something outside of yourself.”
The process is initially a transposition of a drawing - or a combination of elements from several - but quickly becomes trial and error based on a faith that painting can be evocative, a thing in itself. It’s faith in painting as a vehicle, a conjuring of the world beyond the edge of your eyesight acting, at another level, as the history of its own making.
Painting, for me, is a concrete manifestation of both emotion and thought. There is no specific interpretation. We should ask ourselves how we feel rather than what it is we recognize when standing in front of it.