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.
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.
A one minute look at making a contemporary artwork using acrylic and oil stick on paper. During this long social isolation, art has become an anchor, an anti-anxiety cure, an outlet in an inward time.