Degree: Fine Art
University: Newcastle University
Graduation Year: 2020
My work has developed along two strands, one being an interest in the physical qualities of paint, studying expressive mark-making and natural forms and the other of an interest in technology and how this alters our relationship to the image. I explore the relationship between these through a combination of instinctive and playful actions such as stains and splashes, alongside other formulaic processes used to examine and alter visual data in endless variations.
I have used both analogue and digital techniques to create a body of ‘cut-outs’ and shapes which are then rehearsed and reworked in my paintings. The paintings themselves can then become the starting point for new abstractions, extracting information from cropped sections of the paintings or specific brushstrokes or shapes. Each adaptation removes the imagery from the original source to explore the relationship between the genuine mark, contemporality and the sublime. This process of re-enaction mimics the reproducibility ascribed to technology through the history of layers and edits embedded within the painting's surface.
2020, Jane Doe: Problematic, Ex Libris Gallery, Newcastle
2019, BLOC, System Gallery, Newcastle
2019, Interim Show, Newcastle University, Newcastle
2016, Girl Power, The House of Blah Blah, Middlesbrough