My work is at times is paradoxical, utilising a maximalist/minimalist aesthetic. I find various objects and defamiliarize their original state and in some cases reference abstract cubism and pop art.
I use the term “Dazzle Camouflage” to employ a filter as an approach to what is hidden or swept aside and to minimalize what really lies in plain sight, as to reflect a point of view in a turbulent era.
The focus and my usages of colour functionality in a fractured confinement, more recently boxed assemblages recreate abstract pictorial dialogues.
Primarily my investigations of found colour and abstract signs (semiotics) as well as exploring the effects of light and atmosphere on colour. There appears at times a productive tension in the works sitting between an abstraction that suggests formalism and a more sign-like abstraction that is found in this world which provides the means to defamiliarize objects (or the conventional supports).
At times it is necessary to source alternative art materials and installing work in non-traditional settings, bright colours of electrical tape in Andalucía reflect a bold crispness, or the south east English coast where shorelines and changing sky tones affect the brilliance and depth of colour.
I question my surroundings and by doing so discover new ways of creating and exploring how visual signs and symbols produce meaning.