At the core it is ephemeral, collapsible, reducible and rotting. Even the Ideal is soluble, drifting in the wash and wearing smooth with the lunar pull.
All is as this, so what is different here is acceptance. Or rather, to not create artifice, to accept the matter.
Matter is unstable and constant and accepting it is the Modernist call. How though, to re-approach these ideas through the mire of generations?
What do we, with the wreck of the Bauhaus?
What do we, with the relics of Thek?
How do we approach the moment truthfully? Truthful even to those previous attempts now deemed false, those previous attempts now coloured by successive growth .
The destruction of language is generative like waves. Making new terrain. All and nothing. Between Joyce and Beckett. Expansion and compression ultimately to infinity and through that a state beyond comprehension.
So most importantly, how to deal with the unfathomable? To create tools and bend and twist with what they are to work. The physical, the Zuhandenheit, the cryptopoesis of the misunderstood, the failed, the terrible Real.
The slither of the wild sunk within praxis.
Research Notes, Sunday 2nd October 2011.
CV & Education
Qualifications and training
2006 - MA Sculpture, Royal College of Art, London
2003 - BA Fine Art, University of East London, London
2009 - Zen Arcade Precision Collider, Front Projects, London / The Bunker Gallery, London / Next, Chicago, London / Chicago
2006 - Function Room, Jerwood Space, London
2010 - In Case We Don't Die, 105 Chausseestraße, 10115 Berlin Mitte, Berlin
2010 - In Case We Don't Die, Vegas, London
2010 - Ralph Dorey and Jonathan Lewis, Schwartz Gallery, London
2010 - Rhizomatic, Departure Gallery, Southall
2009 - Build, Blyth Gallery, London
2009 - Skinflint, Arthouse, Lewisham
2009 - Skinflint, Lewisham Art House, London
2007 - New Build, Terrace Studios, London
2007 - The Kindness of Strangers, Helm Gallery, Tacoma, Washington.
2008 - Sculpture MA Show 2008, Royal College of Art Sculpture School, London
2010 - Artist in residence, Meltdowns, Ramsgate, Kent.
2009 - Artist In Residence, The Bridge School, London
Competitions, prizes and awards
2010 - Artist Book of the Moment, York University, Toronto
2009 - Me and My Friends 8: Mountain Summit
2008 - Science (For Publish or Be Damned)