ABOUT THE ARTIST
What is it that I am persistently pursuing? And why and how? A line, a block of colour, a word, or a
These are the points of the polygon of my practice, and I restlessly jump between media to try and
cover them all, back and forthing, left and righting, to simultaneously occupy one, and then another,
and then all together.
My practice does start with digital imagery and therein lies a skill I revel in. As hackneyed as this
line is, I don't think of my self as a photographer, but as an image creator. Again, here I allow
myself a play between a dichotomy. On the one hand, I create. From large scale installations whose
sole purpose is to be captured that one time, to waypoints in the randomness of a drawing or a
painting. From composites of stray thoughts and discards to compositions of carefully constructed
maquettes. On the other hand, I cull images from the banal around me. But regardless of the
provenance, I need to present the image in a way that masks, de-contextualises and re-presents it in
a completely pristine way.
Graphite, ink, pencil, watercolor, oil, or on a bigger scale, steel and ceramic - these aren't core
skills, but essential expressions of my pursuits and what I spend most of my time on. A video, a
collage or a book set, each adds a layer of meaning. And all of these allow for more material that I
can digitally appropriate and from those appropriations, create new imagery once again.
While my practice is a product of the digital age, it's tools and its sentiments keep harking back to
an analogous past where textures and rawness are visible and keep seeping in. An important corner
of the polygon of my practice, texture, is explored and presented in multiple ways. I believe
material - both physical and conceptual, especially paper and text, are sensuous, and in my work
their appearance and character are celebrated as such.
When I look at my practice I see an dogged evolution and dynamic lateral movements seeking a
quiet, almost minimalist end-point.