I’m an artist from the UK working primarily within the expanded field of painting.
My work stems from an interest in how elements from the environment can be described in abstract terms and remade as paintings within a controlled space like a studio, a process that results in a dialogue between things that are lost and things that are found, or uncovered.
It’s often the strange qualities of a place, the mystery of a space no matter how banal that influences a piece of work. When working on a painting or sculpture it becomes its own object with a secret to be revealed. It could be seen as the inverse of an archeaological dig – the past gets worked over in layers simultaneously pushing the present to the surface, a sedimentary effect that evokes the passage of time, the analogue of environmental flux.
I see over-painting as an act of redaction that bears a semblence of truth. Paintings can be the redemptive action of a space – a space remade as a buriel, wrapped in hinterland.
b. 1981 Cheltenham, UK
Currently lives and works in the Netherlands
2020 – Three Landscapes, The Art Spaces, Cass Art Islington (forthcoming)
2019 – Stages of Life, Harrow Arts Centre, London
2018 – Open Studios, ICCI – Jiao Tong University, Shanghai
2018 – Somewhere in Time, C. Y. Tung Maritime Museum, Shanghai
2018 – MFA Postgraduate Show, Wimbledon College of Arts, London
2017 – Otherworlds 1, 5th Base Gallery, London
2017 – One That Holds Everything, Crypt Gallery, St. Pancras Church, London
2017 – Life In A Shoebox, Back Door Gallery, Peckham, London
2017 – Mixed Relationship, China Design Centre, London
2015/2016 – ACME Open Studios, London
2015 – How The Light Gets In, Stoke Newington Library Gallery, London
2015 – Looking Sound – live visual arts & music performance, London
2014 – The Big Event, Stoke Newington Library Gallery, London
2011 – Arena Artists Group Show, The Foundry, London
2011 – Arena Artists Pop-up Show, Camden, London
2018 – ICCI Artist Residency, Shanghai, China
MFA Fine Art
University of the Arts London (Wimbledon College of Arts)
BA (Hons) Fine Art
2nd Class Honours
De Montfort University
BTEC Foundation Studies in Art & Design
College of West Anglia, King’s Lynn