My studio practice consists of figurative works on paper exploring the aesthetics of candid imagery. I'm interested in the way our individual expressions of taste, formed through nature/nurture, interact to create our sensate world. By depicting our more unguarded moments I aim to reveal the subtleties of our social realities and contextualise them within a sensitive, playful, critical theory of art.
My process is to gather photographic material that captures my imagination, prospecting the effects of chance and appropriation. I'm drawn towards uncertainty, using sparse decoration to reify an instant whilst preserving its impermanence. Figuring out how to represent discomfort, desire, disappointment is vital in connecting the countless conflicting aesthetics which surround us. By harnessing my distinctive style to capture the complicated interplay of relationships between artist, subject and viewer I’m uncovering common ground in our suppressed or hidden feelings only visible in our unconscious selves.
I’m inspired by artists Marlene Dumas, Noah Davis and Sophia Al-Maria whose ethereal use of colour and composition bears witness to, and tolerates, unpredictability. I’m also influenced by socially engaged film and performance; favourite works include From Gulf to Gulf to Gulf (CAMP, 2013) and Sleeping Beauty (Taras Polataiko, 2021). As a result, the theme of collective responsibility is infused in my practice, reflecting my personal values. I hope to create similarly touching, sometimes provocative, work.
2018-21 BA Fine Art University of the West of England
2023 Hi, Hey! Hello Dog and Bone Gallery
2023 People and Place Kreiva Gallery
2022 We Are Sorry to Inform You Lapsus
2022 PROXY IKLECTIK
2021 Picturing Lockdown Stradling Gallery
2021 UWE Fine Art Degree Show Spike Island
2021 RBA Rising Stars 2021 ROSL
2019 New Series The Vestibules
2021 Gut Feelings TACO!
2021 Near and Far Camden Art Centre