“NICK OF TIME” from 2020 series “Time on My Hands” is now on show at the Royal Academy Summer Exhibition 2021 (until 2 Jan 2022).
COMING SOON :
I make art, and to be more precise – print, in an attempt to make sense of the world, to capture the energy and reasons that move us and make us who we are.
…My recent work is a celebration of life and a reflection upon its highs and lows and tensions in between. It is concerned not only with physical structure but also with the thought and emotion that move us into action. It is also about how the environments we inhabit shape and change us. It is about how a collision of space and form create new animate forms and enhance the borderline energies. It is about life, which is movement.
I am fascinated by the expressive nature of human motion and its dialogue with space. I construct and engineer my forms instead of drawing directly from life and build suggestions of meaning into my compositions and visual provocations.
As much as I am concerned with the conceptual side of my work I am interested in pushing the boundaries of materials I am working with. Whether it is a zinc plate, which I treat as a sculptural medium, or semitransparent paper, which I use to layer individual images to create an illusion of depth or references of shifts in time.
I use cross cultural references and allegories but would often take them to a tangible personal level to communicate the feelings and emotions we may all share.
“AN ORIGINAL PRINT IS A WORK OF ART THAT CANNOT BE PRODUCED ANY OTHER WAY”
“JUST BECAUSE MULTIPLES ARE INVOLVED IT DOES NOT DENUDE THE WORK OF ITS ORIGINALITY”
“THE PRINTMAKING PROCESSES AND ITS TECHNICAL RIGOUR INFLUENCES THE FINAL MESSAGE”
“UNIQUE ARTISTIC INTENTION DRIVES ORIGINALITY”
“WHY I DRAW WHAT I DRAW AND HOW I DRAW IT…”
“TECHNIQUE OR ‘INSPIRATION’?”
The process is a dialogue / balance between two powerful sides of human nature: instinct and intelligence. Where an artist can be simultaneously an improviser and a constructor. It is the tension between control on the one hand, and an eagerness to accept and embrace mistakes on the other.