WENT VIRAL

My work is the result of my interaction with found materials where I have surrendered myself to the creative process and allowed the work to evolve in an organic, changeable manner. It seeks out the boundaries between abstract and figurative elements, explores combinations, builds new relationships and questions the nature of the artwork itself. My chosen materials are paper, found imagery and paint as they allow me to engage with the everyday presence of society’s detritus, the evidence of our existence and examples of our present time. The use of paint allows me to disrupt institutional expectations surrounding the medium with no loyalty to any particular style, genre or method of application. By using found imagery, generally regarded as insignificant, I feel I am elevating its status into something other, de-valuing the art object and creating fluid, contemporary work that asks us to take a considered look at the information around us, the way in which it is presented and what our expectations are. Collage allows me to partake in an inclusive and accessible artform that contains no language barriers, has collaborative potential and holds universal appeal.

 

The over saturation of images and the continuous availability of popular, mass produced magazines and newspapers are a particular source of inspiration. 

 

An initial collection of raw material is a significant element to my practice and is as flexible as it is functional. The creative potential of adjustments regarding subject matter offers me the opportunity to remain stimulated, challenged and fluid within my practice.

 

I’m looking for the materialisation of something new resulting from the amalgamation of information and ways to question enduring artistic practice. I search for new relationships and forge unions of various scale and technique that evolve from a place of unknown discovery. 

Isolation


October 2019

Collage

24 x 44 inches/60 x 112cm

Using space to draw attention to what should or should not be present, questioning artistic convention and exploring the viewing experience.

Isolation Image

Letters


June 2020

Drawing pen. Tracing paper.

12x16inches/30x40cm

Removing and re-presenting information already in existence.

Letters Image

Good vibrations


June 2020

Drawing pen. Tracing paper. 

12×16  inches/30x40cm

Removing and re-presenting information already in existence.

Good vibrations Image

Postcards


August 2019

Collage – 30 of 80

4 x 6 inches / 10 x 15 cm

Overall measurements 29 x 24 inches/74 x 61cm

Elevating the status of inexpensive and found materials into small works of art. 

Postcards Image

Am I pretty, now I have a rose?


July 2020

Collage. Paint.

8.5 x 11 inches/30 x 40cm

Re-presenting information already in existence and adding extra.

Am I pretty, now I have a rose? Image

Will the lily still grow?


July 2020

Collage. Paint.

8.5 x 11/30 x 40cm

Re-presenting information already in existence and adding extra.

Will the lily still grow? Image

Shanty life


January 2020

Found materials on cardboard

32 x 22 inches/ 81 x 55 cm approx

Engaging in society’s detritus and re-presenting it. Renovating discarded material to a new level.

 

Shanty life Image

Altered magazine flip through


August 2020

Collage

8.5 x 11 inches / 21 x 28 cm.

180 pages

Probing the way we are tempted with an arrangement of products or someone else’s conversation, intention or marketing.

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  • Degree show 2020
    • Master of Fine Art