2010-2011 Work

The 2010-2011 works subsist in an interior/exterior world populated with imagery appropriated from a wide-ranging cross section of culture, design, architecture, trends, etc. Also used are more conventional devices, which demonstrate and express illusionary spaces and elements through representational subjectivity. 

Examples of which are form, colour, space and perspective. A surrealist reworking of these disparate elements within the present tense of the associated imagery provide and stimulate provocative collisions. These collisions in turn promote a connection or cooperative link to the pervading theme of the overall composition.


Placebo 
Acrylic, oil on canvas
101.6 x 76.2 cm (40 x 30 in)
2011


Pingere  SOLD

Acrylic, oil on canvas
91.4 x 91.4 cm (36 x 36 in)
2011

Smidge SOLD
Acrylic, oil on canvas
101.6 x 76.2 cm (40 x 30 in)
2011



Iota 
SOLD
Acrylic, oil on canvas
116 x 116 cm (46 x 46 in)
2010


2007-2008 Work

There is a zeitgeist, which I believe exists in the culture of today, that of the cut and paste and pixilated, where a loosely bound hybridity of aestheticized entropy is created from the everyday.

The design of the everyday infrastructure of our daily world is absorbed into the cultural subconscious, to the point where we no longer see the architectural, the interior design, pattern, etc. There is a tenet of Modernism, which offers that the picture is not a window into the world but rather a constructed image of it, one that uses devises and conventions of representation.

I begin my work by appropriating these absorbed references and combine these diverse elements into a personal narrative which I then pair in a process of paint that involves both the accumulating and dissolving of the tangible and intangible subject matter.

The natural and synthetic, both in terms of imagery and paint, the computer program, the human hand/eye relationship, and color and style representation are the motifs of my oeuvre. I utilize these devises and conventions to comment on the ongoing anxiety about the traditions of painting and to demonstrate and express the illusionary spaces created through representational subjectivity and gestural energy.

Untitled No. 47 
Acrylic, oil on canvas
91 x 182cm 
2008

Untitled No. 21  SOLD
Acrylic, oil on canvas
137 x 137cm
2008

Untitled No. 22 
Acrylic, oil on canvas
137 x 137cm
2008

Untitled No. 38 
Acrylic, oil on canvas
137 x 137cm
2008

Untitled No. 25  SOLD
Acrylic, oil on canvas
137 x 137cm
2007

Untitled No. 15  SOLD
Acrylic, oil on canvas
91 x 152cm
2007

Untitled No. 23 

Acrylic, oil on canvas
137 x 137cm
2007

Untitled No. 24  SOLD
Acrylic, oil on canvas
96 x 121cm
2007

Untitled No. 11
Acrylic, oil on canvas
137 x 137cm
2007