Working within the realm of abstract and expanded format painting, I'm preoccupied with the definition of landscape and it's connection to abstract painting. I'm influenced by abstract expressionism, Constructivism, colour field painting, and post-abstraction - in all forms.
I believe that to think of landscape as something purely external is wrong. It is a region of space that make up both our inward and outward worlds: mutable landscapes with indivisible boundaries exerting invisible influences as our connection to our environment. We inhabit it, and it dwells within us.
Paintings and landscapes both change over time; they get reworked and over-painted and form layers of lost space. They are transient space. The past gets obscured, the surface takes priority and is processed via the serial influence of the preceding layers. The process is a way of processing the duality of these spaces.
I'm currently working on multiple series' of paintings as well as a project that combines landscape interventions with old photographs. The content of these photos is an emotional landscape arranged within a contrasting exterior landscape. The aim is to highlight a separation between the past and present as two separate spaces, much like a collage, in order to uncover new signifiers. I hope that the work triggers a more general conversation about our connection to these spaces and the slippages between them.
In addition to this I am researching the nature of conformity and ways in which the rejection of conformity and the impact of social dilemmas are expressed in abstract painting, particularly from Japan.
2023 - Art Diagonale, Austria
2019 - Stages of Life, Harrow Arts Centre, London
2018 - Somewhere in Time II, C. Y. Tung Maritime Museum, Shanghai
2018 - Somewhere in Time I, West Bund, Shanghai
2018 - MFA Graduate Show, Wimbledon College of Arts
2017 - Otherworlds 1, 5th Base Gallery, Brick Lane, London
2017 - One That Holds Everything, Crypt Gallery, St. Pancras Church, London
2017 - 17m2, UAL High Holborn, London
2017 - Life in a Shoebox, Back Room Gallery, London
2017 - Mixed Relationships, China Design Centre, London
2015 - Looking Sound, live visual arts & music performance, London
2014 - ACME Open Studios, Robinson Road, London
2012 - The Big Event, Stoke Newington Library Gallery, London
2010 - Harvest Moon, The Troubadour, Earls Court, London
July-August 2023 - Art Diagonale V, Austria
December 2018 – ICCI Art Valley Residency, Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, China
2016 - 2019 - Organiser / Curator, Window71 - exhibition space in a disused ground floor window, north London, UK
2016-2018 - MFA Fine Art, University of the Arts London
(Wimbledon College of Art. Grade: Distinction)
2000-2003 - BA (Hons) Fine Art, Oxford and Cherwell Valley College, Banbury
(De Montfort University)
1999-2000 - Foundation Diploma in Art & Design, College of West Anglia
University of the Arts London Vice Chancellor's Scholarship