Break-Build Painting

This installation was made during my Beep International Painting Prize residency in 2016. This experimental process helped me progress my approach to bringing a dynamic building, taking apart and re-building of my work in two and three dimensions.

The result of a month-long artist residency at Elysium's Is This/This Is space in Orchard Street studios in Swansea. July 2016

I distort and rework recognisable forms in order to create unusual visual concoctions to tease out unexpected reactions. My aim is to have the viewer truly consider what they are looking at. I believe by distorting an image/object enough on one level, yet balancing it with a recognisable form takes the mind into a nebulous space of contemplation. Creating an inward sensation that pure clarity or unadulterated abstraction cannot achieve. To further augment this feeling I combine mediums, playing with preconceptions of what for instance a traditionally stretched canvas painting is or can be.
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