A series of paintings done during COVID 19 social isolation. Mixed media and felt on board. Named by searching up parts of my childhood and teenage homes on the app What3Words, which randomly assigns 3 words to every square metre of the planet.
The Quadrant Series. Eight paintings into what will become a large series of acrylic and mixed media on square canvases. (61cm x 61 cm). Using the square and some of the ideas of quadrants, I am composing or plotting out geometric abstractions. Because of the historical connection the square has to record albums and CDs I have found that I am veering to a more graphic approach. My palate is brighter, bolder, and more insistent than ever before in my work. I am, or have been fairly math phobic so the series is proving cathartic in that I am able to use my long dormant interest in geometry to work through a series that requires discipline and deliberate planning instead of expressive and intuitive approaches.
New art. A new year. Works on paper and canvas done as 2020 ended and 2021 began. Perhaps the lack of social contact during the pandemic has me more focused. I feel these pieces reflect a new resolution in my practice.
A short video that shows one of the processes I go through to seek ideas for drawings and paintings. Using a macro lens I photographed inspiring textures, shapes, and compositions in an abandoned dump. I then use elements of these kinds of shots to inform my work on canvas and on paper. I never directly copy any image, but rather internalize the contents as a mental repertoire of future compositions and surface details.
Here is a short video preview of my show “from inquisition to slapstick” at Atelier Ludmila Gallery in Peterborough, Canada. Featuring large, non-representational works on paper from the past few years, and during the COVID lockdown.