Continuing my fascination with space, time and existence, my work takes form through video, painting, performance, photography, collage and installation. Recent works explore our deep need to connect with nature and it’s energy whilst living on a planet that we are simultaneously destroying.
Light and the notion of coincidences are important elements throughout my work as space is; artworks are often juxtaposed in order to open a dialogue about the paradox of existence in which creation and destruction co-exist.
Painting became a way of naturally extending ideas that I previously began using video, a way of creating the ultimate still. I re-frame and emphasise occurrences, observing through a window or a camera lens. The glass separates me from my subject and I become an observer of time. I become engulfed by the enormity of my subject, I become immersed. I imagine extensions to existence, I get caught between two times and spaces, I exist between two worlds.
Glass and reflective surfaces remain a constant source of interest. They are like windows on another dimension, even lakes become mirrors, giving the sky back to the earth. They break the monotony of the horizon and burn a hole in time and space.
I was born in the East Coast town of Grimsby and graduated from BA Contemporary Arts at Nottingham Trent University in 2004. During 2005-2006 I trained to be a teacher and taught Art for 5 years alongside developing my own work within the artistic community in Cambridge. I left the UK in 2011 and since then I’ve lived and worked in Brussels.
In October 2008 I was awarded second prize in The Carter Jonas Prize for a Young Artist by Cambridge Drawing Society, for my painting Gravity (Christmas Eve 2004). My limited edition artists book Skylogue was winner of Photobook Of The Year at the Digital Printer Awards 2010. In 2015 I won the Prix du Public at Prix Hamesse #31, Brussels. This awarded me the chance to hold an exhibition at Maison Pelgrims, Brussels in September 2016 which I titled Reflections and Absences. Following this exhibition I went on to win the Mention Patrick Lecomte for photography at Prix Hamesse #32 for a series of photographs taken during the exhibition entitled Counterbalance.