I am preoccupied with the concept of equality and the nature of art: its function, its purpose. The main question that fuels my practice is how can art empower equality? To explore this I try to develop ways of making that allow the audience ‘space’ (whether that space be physical, mental or emotional) for reflection, for dialogue. I don't want to make works that obliterate any sense of the viewers ‘self’.
I am exploring the possibility that participatory art, particularly art that offers a
‘space’ that the viewer constructs for himself or herself, is a way of offering
equality. An individual can leave aside their prescribed societal role in order to be the architect of the meaning of the artwork – just as the next person can do the same.
In order to do this I prefer to confine myself to materials that convey an
ephemeral quality; have muted colours; have ambiguous surfaces; define or
Mirrors in darkness, light on light, transparent materials, layers, paper and
pencil, and geometric shapes are common themes.
Greys, whites, transparencies, reflections, washes - these all reinforce the
quality I want to convey in my work: something difficult to grasp; something
that requires the viewer to participate; something in which it is worth participating.
Art and Objecthood, Castle Point Council Offices, Essex, 2005
About Brick Lane, Espacio Gallery, 2014
The Standard Model, Espacio Gallery, 2013
Temptation, Espacio Gallery, 2012
SevenTen, Espacio Gallery, 2012
100 artists, Espacio Gallery, 2012
Masters at the Minories 2, The Minories, Colchester, 2011
ATwork, Firstsite, Colchester, 2010
The Laundry Room, Sunrooms, Southend on Sea, 2009
Moogie Wonderland, The Queens Head, Rochester, Kent, 2007
KIAD Degree Show, Canterbury, Kent, 2005
Commissions and Collaborations
Science Super Stars, Interior mural commission for The Eastwood Academy Science Department, Leigh on Sea, Essex, 2014
Urbanrook, Furniture decoration collaboration with Urbanrook Furniture ltd, North London, 2014
Greedy Gonzales, Interior and Exterior Design Commissioned for Mexican Cantina, Greedy Gonzales, Coulsdon, Surrey, 2003