These abstracts reflect remnant, vestige, relic, trace, decay & ruin. Disrupted absolutes, halted time, futures past. The subject matter in origin often revolves around power, progress, grand schemes, political movements, industrial & political revolutions & the perishability of ideology. Referenced in history & the ravages of time which undermine concepts of linear progress. A study of Phenomenology has also been a huge influence.

The textures & patinas of stillness here represented, are also part of my childhood memories. Recurring dreams, influenced by playing in the deserted docklands warehouses of East London. These spaces & surfaces resonated with absence & the uncanny, which spoke of the mutability of a material existence.

The use of analogue photography is important tooin these works. My background as a photographer, fascinated with analogue, led me to reference the photographic moment & process. Further, it took me on a journey exploring the formal concepts of pure photographic process, leading to an interest in a use for its own non-representational end. The pieces are a result of many experiments & manipulations of different types of instant film. It is pertinent too that the analogue suffers deconstruction & destruction, yet work as sites of potential.

Outside of my own themes, I would hope a contemplation of these abstract works creates a sensory resonance & a crackle, tapping in each viewers sensory responses & vibrating individual psyches.

Vietnam DMZ Series

These works were created on a tour of the DMZ in Vietnam. Exploring the historical symbols, mechanisms & instruments of the ideological & very real devastating conflict which found it’s meeting point in this zone.