NEWS 'Tupperware Party' and 'Hostess' accepted into New Hall Art Collection at Cambridge University Currently on Radical Sabbatical residency with Eastside Projects at Birmingham University Catlin Art Prize finalist 2015 Selected for John Moores 2014 Selected for Jerwood drawing prize 2014 Nominated for Saatchi New Sensations
STATEMENT Narratives seeking out absurdity and subversion may hold insightful keys, since truths are often grasped in their transition from nonsense. Thus, subjects within the paintings sometimes appear clownish, displaying both a rigid facade and a vulnerable persona.
In addition to the core painting practice, diverse recorded conversations are sometimes performed using a verbatim (documentary) acting process to engage with people in depth.
Arising from interviews and imagination, specious, fluid narratives subliminally weave works together in order to explore the idea of individuation and complex human relationships with belief systems.
Paintings are also occasionally ventriliquised in order to tell stories. Playfully theatrical installations using projections allow objects or subjects within the imagery to breath, speak and sing collectively or as individuals.