chaos in paradise III

Chaos in Paradise III is a triptych of wall panels from the series of the same name. Mild steel, rust, organic patination, and oil paint. 20x50x3cm

Selected by the RWA (Royal West of England Academy) for exhibition 22nd Nov.2020 to March 2021

CHAOS IN PARADISE II

A triptych of wall panels from the series of the same name. Mild steel, rust, organic patination, and oil paint. 20x50x3cm

CHAOS IN PARADISE 1

UNCERTAIN STATES

Lostness, Uncertainty and Disempowerment, Precarity and Fragility.   

I am exploring ideas of apprehension of the individual and of society, in the current ecological crisis and global political chaos. The vulnerability of humanity exacerbated by the abuse and violation of earth’s resources, and the recognition of the interconnectivity of all living organisms, while acknowledging impermanence, Anicca.

My ideas are reflected in cold, hard metals, fragile sharp glass,­­­ and degradable papers: materials that decay and atrophy with time, waste materials that have been discarded, abandoned. Creating a dialogue between the natural world; the living breathing organism and the man-made; a symbiosis, an antibiosis. On canvas, lone figures, empty streets, husks of buildings in vast landscapes stretch to infinity using pigments from rust, and organic materials.  On metal, layers of mild steel, and copper are degraded using natural processes of corrosion, and decay from the wind, rain, and sun. Harnessed in a controlled environment using a mix of corrosive substances, and vegetation they are corrupted to a point of fragility, a breaking point. The rich tones that emerge in the process reveal sublime colours of pollution. The papers, metals, and minerals have been returned to a more precarious state. The materials are then carefully ‘re-worked’, printed, and imprinted, painted, or welded together in sculptural form for connective installation. The fragility of glass, is a container for the rust dust, or acid effluent of decay. 

Having started as manufactured product, the resulting processes convey an organic return, an unrefined quality, the paper torn and fragile, the canvas razed and rough, the metal crude and indelicate, expressing a vulnerability with razor-sharp edges.  The works become a collaborative theatre interacting and connecting with each other. A cube, small and vulnerable hangs in precarious isolation on the wall. A field of instability, a wasteland of objects, a sense of society collapsed, a sense of loss.

SCREENS

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III UNCERTAIN STATES METAL SCREEN III_0811 IUNCERTAIN STATES METAL SCREEN I 0798

II Front and Back

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Screens I, II, III, IV, V : Corridors of Power

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MOTHER AND CHILD : SYMBIOSIS

A welded sculpture. Mild steel, organic matter, rust print, oils

Paintings and Prints : Lockdown 2020

Paintings for sale – #artistsupportpledge – all priced at £200

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Beyond Other Horizons, Iasi, Romania

Beyond Other Horizons is a group show 1st- 31st March 2020 at Iasi Palace of Culture, Romania. Curated by Anna McNay, Peter Harrap and Florin Ungureanu, the show connected 40 British artists with 40 Romanian artists.

Two Lithographs ‘ On Madaba Road ‘ and ‘ Off Coggleshall Road’  were included in the show.

Ink on paper 42cm x 32cms

RCA WIP show / Black Swan Arts : 2019

‘En Estos Momentos’ is a mixed metal wall sculpture inspired by the painting of the same name. Screen print:  Ink on perforated steel, and sheet steel

It incorporates a detail from the painting ‘En Estos Momentos’ multiple screen-printed and first exhibited in January 2019 at the RCA. Recently selected for the BlackSwanArts Open exhibition that ran for a month from October 16th to November 21 2019.

Film : En Estos Momentos: 4 mins

Painting : En Estos Momentos: 2018-2019

130×92 cm : oils, photographs, mono print, text on canvas

‘ViewPoints’ : Espacio Gallery 2018

I was one of 5 artists chosen to respond to 5 photographers for an exhibition ‘VIEWPOINTS’ at the Espacio gallery in May 2018, curated by Anna McNay.  5 recent works were hung in response to the work of photographer Chris King.

Two short films ‘ Skimming’ and ‘Cranes‘ were screened at the event.

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in a grey area of incomplete diagnosis

131cms x 96cms      mixed media : oils, photographs, text on canvas

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