My work is informed by the ethos of Process Art where the "creative sentiment is superseded by the process of the formation of art...moreover the initiation of actions and procedings" and revolves around irregular apropriation of technologies and it's effects on the formal qualities of contemporary image making.
Constrained by the derivatives of process such as differentiation, repetition and variation the work bypasses the traditional reproductive conventions of printmaking to create one off pieces.
By identifying recurrent patterns in the mechanics of production (even if these patterns manifest an inherent malfunction or misappropriation of the mediums and techniques used) I find the basis for the continuation of erratic exercises.
A part of the problematic of my work consists in pushing the medium to the limits of its expressive capacity while using only the most essential resources, techniques and materials. The result is a body of work that is technically self-referential but pictorially expansive.
Repetition and serial formats are a reference to industrial production and automated reflexive action, but the key concern is with exploring errors in production, the limitation of the medium and the expressive capacity of these.
CV & Education
Qualifications and training 2011 - MA Fine Art, Manchester School of Art, MMU, Manchester, UK 2008 - BA in Fine Art, University of Bolton, Bolton Solo exhibitions 2012 - Dilue Noir, Celine Poisat, Paris, France Group exhibitions 2013 - Occupy, Manchester, UK 2013 - Dive in, Plataforma Revolver, Lisbon, Portugal 2013 - Some Recent Examples, Lever Street , Manchester 2013 - One Two, Bankley Gallery, Manchester 2013 - Through, neo:gallery22, The Market Place, Bolton, Manchester 2012 - Cabedal, Plataforma Revolver, Lisbon, Portugal 2012 - Meanwhile See This, Castlefield Gallery, Manchester, UK 2012 - Part of the Program, FaFa, Helsinky, Finland 2012 - Sixty Drawings, Bankley Gallery, Manchester, UK 2011 - Afternoon tea, WW Galerie at the 54th Venice biennale, Venice, Italy 2011 - How to Howl, L'apparemment, Paris, France 2011 - MA Show, Holden Gallery, Manchester, UK 2010 - Parlance, L'Apparemment, Paris, France 2010 - Print Biennial Exhibition 2010, RBSA Gallery, Birmingham, UK Curated projects 2011 - Manchester Contemporary, AXIS, Manchester, UK Residencies 2013 - AA2A , University of Central Lancashire, Preston, UK 2011 - Secs and Death Cells, The Hive, Manchester, UK Projects 2012 - 20:20 Print Exchange, Neo:Studios, UK Competitions, prizes and awards 2012 - Ken Bromley Prize, neo:artprize, Bolton, Manchester, UK 2011 - Axis Choice, AXIS, UK 2010 - St Wilfrid's Open Art Competition, Pallant House Gallery, Chichester, UK 2010 - LICC 2010, London International Creative Competition, London, UK