2018, BA (Hons) Fine Art, The Ruskin School of Art, University of Oxford
"I make abstract paintings thematising process and materiality. My paintings often explore the relationship between the gestural and the graphic, the translucent and the opaque, and the fragmented and the dense. My work comments on painting’s identity as both an illusion and an object: Areas built up from multiple transparent layers of paint creating pictorial depth, are set up against opaque areas of impasto paint that flatten the pictorial space. I often use masking tape or masking fluid to mask off areas of the background. When these masked off areas are exposed, they often appear to be in the foreground. I enjoy how this creates a push and pull effect which complicates the foreground-background relation in the work. Many of my paintings have clearly defined brush strokes, that reference both the process of making the work, and the art historical meaning of the gestural brush stroke. The process and the tools I use to paint can be recognised in the end result: the width of the brush, the viscosity of the paint, and the different qualities of different pigments are central to the final appearance of my work. The visible process enables viewers to read each painting not just as an image but rather as a series of events or decisions. "
150 cm x 110 cm