I work with oil on canvas. There is an important relationship between the media used and the ideas I am dealing with. Ideas are formed through the process of making. The distinct qualities of the work come from the individual manner in which paint is handled and a sensitivity towards colour.
I am interested in both the value and viabilities of investing in the nature of painting as its own legitimate subject matter and think about the types of attitude an abstract painting can incite, its timeliness in relation to other current modes of art making and its continued possibilities beyond the histories that inform it.
Painting is by nature inconclusive. In the provisional approaches to applying paint, workings and re workings, the shifts and changes along the way; for me, the crux of painting always resides in the indeterminate space between an initial idea and a pictorial emergence and how the discrepancy between the two might be negotiated.
Through exposing the internal structures of their making I want the paintings to slow down the time of looking and prolong the level of engagement a person might have with the work.
CV & Education
Qualifications and training
2008 - MA Painting, Royal College of Art, London
2013 - Copy, Paper Gallery, Manchester
2011 - 'Dialogues' 10th International Biennial of Contemporary Art, The Central Exhibition Hall 'Manege', St Petersburg, Russia
2010 - Nothing Gold Can Stay, curated by Nina Trivedi, London
2009 - Pale Blue and Green, Permanent Gallery, Brighton
2009 - Pretty Deep (inside your head), The Royal Standard, Liverpool
2008 - Winter Salon, Temple Bar Gallery, Dublin
2006 - Spent, Three Colts Gallery, London
2009 - Panel Discussion, The Royal Standard, Liverpool
2008 - Artist Lecture, Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow
2010 - HaTS, Smartloft Apartments & Art, Berlin
2009 - Watch This Space Young and Emerging Artist Auction, Special Yoga Centre, London
Competitions, prizes and awards
2008 - Hugh Dunn Award, Worshipful Company of Painter Stainers, London
2006 - Bursary Award for study at the RCA, Greater London Area NAFDAS, London
2005 - Graduate Fellowship in Painting, Northumbria University, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
2010 - Fringe MK Painting Prize catalogue, Fringe MK, Milton Keynes