Briefly, describe your art practice? I Explore objects and phenomena situated within the boundaries of conscious and subconscious experience, my work focusses on the visual interpretation of both the material and immaterial world of the social and physical space. Through making and the presentation of ambiguous objects and situations, I invite the audience to experience the work through apperception and affect.
I explore the interpretation of ambiguity and understanding the unknown through the attachment of previous experiences informed by the constructed space in which we live, resulting in an ontological and phenomenological study on the way we live through speculative observation.
Architectural forms and industrial materials are appropriated to repurpose commonly known setups through the use of structural, formalistic and spatial gestures.
What inspires you to make art work? I am inspired by space in which I inhabit, observing architecture, design, nature, material, form, everything that is present within it. I’m like a sponge when I walk, absorbing it all and regurgitating it through the process of making.
Explain the basis of your art project for The Bonkers Contemporary Show Led by a visual research into the designed urban space, I explore themes of architecture, design and industry, translating shape and form through process and material into acute brutalist sculptures. Focusing on the constructed ambiguous form the pieces will create conversations around perceived conscious experience through affect, apperception and familiarity. The aim will be to create a suedo modernist landscape of angular shape, form and object in the medium of black latex.
Who are your role models artistically? I’d say the active artists around me, I see them making and producing and It gives me the drive to do the same. Through them they help me think about my work and projects differently to how I would usually.
What do you think is your most AMAZING achievement in art today? Sticking with my art practice, it can be really difficult at some points in your life/career to keep it moving and you can easily lose sight of it, but something always keeps me close to it, it’s the thing that keeps me sane.
Describe your art in 5 words. Material, process, shape, form, me.