Following the long tradition of artists that explore the idea of ‘home’, my collages explore what this might mean in an increasingly virtual world. I begin by ‘mapping’ my surroundings using minimal photography, before fragmenting, digitally distorting and re-composing these as abstract artworks. The result is a vivid abstraction, but on closer inspection, is full of intimately familiar textures and forms.
Windows, doorways, and curtains are common motifs that mark the tension between inside and outside, sanctuary and territory. My work depicts maze-like compositions of liminal spaces, portals and thresholds: the points of boundary and change. The weave of a curtain dissolves into pixels while the view through a window reveals nothing. I use veils of vivid colour, distilled from the distorted pixels themselves, to blend the real with the imagined.
I am drawn to things that show traces of human action over time: the layers of paint and wallpaper, or the marks on a bedsheet or folds of a curtain. These are symbols of narratives becoming distorted, entrenched and even oppressive over time. They reflect the often fragmented nature of the ways in which we pass on and take in information in the digital age.
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Current and Upcoming Shows
2021 June 27th - July 10th - 'Crossing the Liminal' at Hampstead Garden Gallery, London
2021 (TBC - Postponed) - ArtCan Open, Cello Factory, London
2021 'Inspire' at D Contemporary - 23 Grafton St, London
2021 'Open Fragments' online exhibition with Pragmata Collective
2019/20 'Elevate 02' - The Shard, London
2020 'Vienna Calling II' - Galerie Artpool, Austria
2020 'TRANSIENT' - Online Exhibition with ArtCan
2020 '#FakeNews' - Offshoot Gallery, London
2019 'COUNTER I BALANCE' - Trinity Gallery, London
2019 'Ingenious' Online Exhibition, ArtCan, www.artcan.org.uk
2017 'Desperate Artwives / FiLiA Conference' - Institute of Education, London
2017 'Artsdepot Open' - Apthorp Gallery, London (shortlisted)
2016 'THAT Show' - Four Corners Gallery, London
2015 'Inside Out' - Portman Gallery, London
2014 'Natural Continuum' - Portman Gallery, London
2009 'Cheap Trick' - Institute of Education, London
2005 'Solid Gold' - Goldsmith's College, London
2008 - 2009 PGCE Secondary Art and Design - Institute of Education, London
2002 - 2005 BA (Hons) Fine Art and History of Art - Goldsmith's College, London
2001 - 2002 Foundation Diploma in Art and Design - Buckinghamshire University
Exhibitions I have shown in at Offshoot Gallery, Trinity Gallery, Four Corners and The Shard, London.