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11 settembre 2014

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I make works that could be thought of as withdrawn. Though the things in my drawings are all real objects drawn from life, they don’t readily reveal what they are. Through a process of intensive observation, things are reduced to their simplest, most essential forms. Once unlocked, these forms create strange interconnections across conventional boundaries – a tree branch echoes a river delta echoes a lightning strike echoes a capillary network…

 

Working in series, things and places are treated according to a flat ontology, with equal weight given to matter and empty space. As part of a process of abstraction intrinsically tied to the act of observation itself, things are reduced to edges, planes, shapes and contours – the vibrant lines where positive and negative space collide. Stripped of their ordinary contexts and meanings, they are suspended in a state of not becoming.

 

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 distillation and translation, of mining the rift between essence and appearance, the space in which things begin to fall apart.

 

 

Curriculum

b. 1973
Lives and works in London
 
Education
2015-2017 MFA Fine Art – Wimbledon College of Art
1998-2002 Advanced life drawing with June Collier
1990-1994 BA Fine Art – The American College in London
 
Exhibitions
2017 PIY Paint Lounge, Sluice Art Fair, London
2017 Signal to Noise, Arebyte studios, London
2017 MFA Degree Show, WCA, London
2017 Creative Debuts First Thursdays, London
2017 Undead Painters Flash Salon III, Saturation Point Space, London
2017 Same Difference, Cass Arts Project Space, Kingston
2016 Residual Plans, Safehouse II, London (artist and curator)
2016 Chroma – Green Issue, Art Hub Gallery, London
2016 In the shadows of a subterranean river, Crypt Gallery, London
2016 Interventions, Lewisham Arthouse, London
2016 Black Bridges, Hundred Years Gallery, London
2016 monoCHROMA, The Crypt Gallery, London
2016 Affordable Arts Fair Hampstead – with MiAL
2016 Xhibit, UAL showroom, London
2016 1”, Chelsea College of Arts project space, London
2015 We all draw, Bargehouse, London
2015 Linea Senza Fine, Opere Scelte, Turin
2012 Olinda, Turin (solo)
2005 Galerie Rectoverso, Luxembourg (solo)
2004 Galerie Am Spiren, Luxembourg (solo)
1998 ACL Gallery, Marylebone, London (solo)
1998 Cercle Artistique du Luxembourg
1997 ACL Gallery, Marylebone, London (solo)
1997 Cercle Artistique du Luxembourg
1996 Hotel Sofitel atrium, Kirchberg, Luxembourg (solo)
 
Awards/residencies
2017 Tiffany&Co Outset Studiomakers prize (shortlisted)
2017 Koppel Project Hive Summer Residency
2017 Metro Imaging Mentorship Award
2016 Made in Arts London artist
 
Curatorial projects
2016 Residual Plans, Safehouse II, London
2016 1’ – Group show at Chelsea College of Art
 
Publications
2017 Signal to Noise review in AN magazine
2017 Made in Arts London featured artists catalogue (forthcoming)
2016 Xhibit exhibtion catalogue