While most of my work is based on painting, generally acrylic on either canvas or paper, I do work in other media too. I do a fair amount of digital work, either ‘paintings’ or manipulated photographs, as can be seen on the site under the ‘Digital Works’ section.
The ‘Incursions’ series is a series of site specific, impermanent works. Each piece signifies an eruption into the real, the id invading the everyday, turning and facing the strange. Most pieces were based on something I constructed in some way and then photographed, but for the most part no longer exist apart from these treated and manipulated photographic images, which function as both an artwork in themselves and a recording of something transitory and lost. The images have been created over a period of years and will likely have more added to them with time.
They will eventually be made as limited edition archival Giclee prints, but for the time being exist purely digitally or as Open Edition prints from the Saatchi Online website.
The ‘Eschatology’ series is slightly different in that they are a combination of manipulated images and digital painting. This series is based on 10 scientific/mathematical equations related to the workings of our universe, as well as its beginning and ending. Each equation is expressed in 2 ways – the first is as a ‘dot’ painting, which relates to how the aborigines of Australia map out geographical space (landscape) with their dot paintings, as well as elements of the more metaphysical ‘Dreaming’. The ‘dot painting’ images in this series map out an intellectual space of ideas in a similar way, non-physical and loosely defined. The second expression takes the basic shape and pattern of the ‘dot’ painting and renders it, in my head at least, as something akin to Euclidean geometry (roughly equated to a mosaic style) floating in a formless non-Euclidean space (or void).
As with the ‘Incursions’ series, these will eventually be made as limited edition archival prints, possibly even on canvas, but for the time being can be gotten as Open Edition prints on Saatchi Online.
I have also recently been experimenting with print-making, specifically linocut. This is an unfamiliar medium for my, so the results are not quite what I’m looking for just yet, but I’m still enjoying the process of experimenting with the technique.
I’ve also recently bought the compounds needed for creating cyanotypes/photograms and plan on experimenting with these too – of course, once I’d received my order the Shanghai weather decided it was the perfect time to get rid of the blue skies and sunshine we had been enjoying up until that point and piss down with rain instead.
C’est la vie.
Once these experiments have yielded anything I like enough to show other human beings, they will find their way onto the site under a brand new shiny grouping, but for now I’ll keep on experimenting in the bits of time when I’m not working on my regular paintings.