From "The Life of Others" Series
Mixed Media on canvas
120cm (H) x 120cm (W)
Although I work deliberately, consciously employing both traditional and innovative techniques, my subconscious is the undisputed project manager. My arrangements are schematic, inviting the viewer to move into a space of speculation, reproducing familiar surrounding and arranging them into conceptual layers.
The scale of my work is important. My paintings are over-scaled. I need planes in which to physically move the paint around. Experimentation is crucial to this process – again, this form of experimentation with chemicals, solvents, pigments, oils and acrylics is highly physical – it requires an expansive surface for the alchemy to take place. The slide photography I create is in sympathy with the painting process. The micro layered slides are physically hand-manipulated, connecting my practice with photographic traditions, principally the photographer’s relationship with the camera - that unknowingness where what is captured is a mystery until it is processed and hand-layered.
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