My practice proposes a sensitive, playful, critical reinvention of aesthetic theory as way our individual tastes and consequent styles, formed through nature and nurture, interact to form our sensate world, using candid imagery to portray the inexplicable moments of our social realities.
My process is to gather candid, photographic material that captures my imagination, prospecting the effects of chance and appropriation. Then, through redaction/annotation/decoration I develop this imagery into fragmentary artworks. Each piece in my portfolio is my impression of another's expression. This forms a view of a world of countless conflicting aesthetics through the lens of my individual taste. Idiosyncratic signatures such as sharp pencil lines and bleeds contribute to my distinctive style.
I’m inspired by artists Marlene Dumas, Noah Davis and Sophia Al-Maria whose ethereal use of colour, composition, and figuration bears witness to, and tolerates, human 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.
By isolating the theoretical and stylistic features of relational aesthetics and displacing them into a 2D practice, I hope to create and encourage the production of similarly touching, sometimes provocative, art.
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