Our interaction with the world has become superficial and interrupted where so much is competing for human attention. In this exhibition, the focus is on the natural world, be it in a majestic or destructive way. Here I am interested in nature; in magical ley lines and in a time that was slower and, in the end, so much more human, while at the same time innately elemental.

  • 24 May 2024
  • Exhibition Opening

Environmentally we risk being the first species to create our own mass extinction. Psychologically and sociologically, we are already a different species where hypersensitivity, depression and anxiety rule the day. Even our bodies have changed: with limited access to physical mobility and ever increasing access to “modern conveniences”, we are more fragile and less robust than our ancestors.

 

All this has led to a significant shift in how we act, see, look, make and think.

 

I love to be physically immersed in my art practice and this is reflected in my current work through processes of large mark-making and the building up of layers, thereby embodying movement and gesture upon a surface. In revolt against the strictures and confinement of our present condition, I celebrate movement, shifts in place and space, while reflecting upon the idea of people leaving and people coming back. My emphasis on fire, desiccation, disembowelment and degradation is another form of response to the fact that “the world has changed”.

Our interaction with the world has become superficial and interrupted where so much is competing for human attention.

In this exhibition, the focus is on the natural world, be it in a majestic or destructive way. Here I am interested in nature; in magical ley lines and in a time that was slower and, in the end, so much more human, while at the same time innately elemental.


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