Statement
11 settembre 2014

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I make drawings, photographs and reductive text works that could be thought of as ‘withdrawn’. The rift between essence and appearance, between the phenomenal and the real, is the focus of my work, with the act of observation operating as a process of sustained phenomenological enquiry.

Working in series and exclusively from direct observation, things and places are treated according to a flat ontology, abstracted and reduced to edges, planes, shapes and contours – the vibrant lines where positive and negative space collide. Stripped of their ordinary contexts and meanings, once recognisable things are reduced to their underlying formal qualities.

There are no fictions or narratives here. This is the sharp edge of ‘from life’ engagement free of the closures of representation. It is a process of decoding and translation, of mining the rift between essence and appearance, the space in which things begin to fall apart.