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These works are a response to a prolonged interest in creating beautifully mysterious, strange visual stories of uncertain narrative. They explore the way in which paint can create a space and imbed within it the means for a powerful subjective reading.
All pieces are created with oils on panel or canvas. Found and constructed images are used as source material, blurring the importance of authorship in the subjective consumption of uniquely crafted artworks. The images are often architectural, such as American Gothic homes, film sets, theme park architecture, some are based on real film stills, others are fake film stills constructed in the studio by the artist.
These images are rendered on canvases pre-prepared with objective marks. The application of the objective sculptural elements, three dimensional layers of poured paint, creates further ambiguity concerning the choices made during the process of painting and planning the work. Different styles of painting language are combined in one piece. Thin glazes building up a luminosity with glowing depth of colour, are situated alongside areas of blurred technique, or thick paint.