Dream life of Debris Bearspace Gallery London July 2014 Closing show tonight as part of SLAM friday – in Deptford 6-9 Bearspace Gallery Drawings and prints that look at the debris of natural images and the voyeuristic nature of viewing unknown landscapes.
Interrupted landscapes 2014/15 My preoccupation in working with landscape is always about the relationship between decay and growth /Disaster and re ordering Many of these drawings use real events of a catastroohic nature – observed at a distance through technology. Overlayering one event ontop of the other in the case of Cardbaord City below – where the boxes sent to help the survivors also form a cityscape themselves , then
This is a series of photographs that are on show at The Cello factory – Waterloo from 27 Feb – 12 March I got permission to spend a few hours in the empty swimming pool and leisure centre in lewisham to make this piece. The building is standing empty ready to be knocked down and I am interested in photographing it as it is demolished and this was the first
These recent etchings have been reworked with a blown up digital print that has line blemishes that corrospond with the etching lines suggesting a link between these two very different kinds of seeing. Both are on hannemule paper and form a set of 6 interlinked images – all relate to the televisation of the Japan Tsumani 2011, although they allude to a general notion of chaos and disaster.
Not a wasteland was originally made for the Euston Church crypt – Surface exhibition 2011. This instillation at The Peltz Room Gallery shows the piece altered for the space. I took the idea of the church and sacred spaces and drew on influences from the early christian notion of the wood and trees being the first christian/pagan symbols. Referrencing Albrect Aldorfer an early german romantic landscape artist who first
Cut outs In 2011 I made a series of black silhouette cut outs to explore themes of loss this piece was made from a photograph taken at Chateau Chaumont in the Limousin france. The chateau is abandoned and was used to hide german families and children during the war. I made a short film Chaumont which explored this theme later. Cut Black paper 100 x 300 cm
2:2 This etching was the first Tsunami piece. It references Japanese book woodcuts with the use of the page and gaps between the images. The sliding across the page od the narrative and the subsequent ghost prints that follow on as the piece gradually fades. Again this is a long work which fades as you walk along it. The length is indeterminate and can be longer than six prints each plate