I am interested in the formal qualities of painting and going beyond surface and frame, at times, I expand into sculpture, image and video and installation. Most recently I have been concerned to address the relationship between performativity and formality in painting whilst relating these questions to contemporary issues concerning production, ecology, gesture and commodification. In an expanded post-medium phase, painting is able to reconsider and reclaim its agency as seen through and in relation to other mediums, conceived not only as a medium but also as a production of signs. Having simply incorporated former reflections within painting, continued investigations of the relations of perception, touch, and knowledge I think within the traditional format of paint on canvas, I can use painting as simply another “tool” for artistic investigation. I am interested in mixing readable representational signs and stylised language and using both as signifying tools.
I have been exploring different approaches to materiality stemming from a number of political, theoretical and practice-based concerns and positions. Thinking of the world we are coming from, I have been working with organic materials like rabbit skin glue and cow bone whilst enjoying the traditional making of a canvas and preserving a tradition. In juxtaposition, consciously thinking about the things we leave behind what is it that we bring to the world I have been experimenting with acrylics, resins and plastic. I collaborate with new technology on a daily basis, using video to draw around ideas I find on the street, on my way to somewhere. Looking at the overlooked and mundane I am always intrigued how are we to speak of common things. Mostly I communicate these images or videos within social media sometimes they find their way into the studio. In relation to the network, within the spheres of something outside of it, painting could be really interesting within the context of the New Economy and Social Media. Thinking of social currency and the subjective power created by capitalism and neoliberalism, social relationships are rewarded as economically and symbolically valuable.