b. 1986, London, UK
2022-2023, MA Painting, Royal College of Art, London
2009-2012, BA Sculpture, UAL Wimbledon College of Art, London
Each painting is my way of digesting a landscape, not depicting it but the feeling of it. The surface of the canvas becomes a place to build layers, layers of experiences through encounters with changing landscapes but also influenced by colour, texture and the feeling of temperature.
The surface of the work becomes a place where I am rewilding the painting as if its, its own ecosystem.
I confront the material like an alchemist experimenting and anticipating how each component will connect or disconnect.
Thinking about the detrimental effect humans have had on our planet, I embody that notion for a moment where I interfere with the landscape, experimenting with material to erode, scratch or decay the marks that were inspired by mother nature to a point of fragility.
Taking away boundaries by seeing the body and landscape as one, each wound and mark becomes an intangible connection between nature and ourselves.
Exploring themes of resilience the painting is allowed to take its own course.
Fighting the urge to create something aesthetically pleasing the painting leads .
Using plaster bandages I repair the balance to create an optimal state where each mark makes sense with one another.
Intervention and rewilding play together enabling a dialogue exploring themes of new life, fragility and rhythms in nature
Questioning the perception of both landscape and painting