statement 2019

My point of depature has always been that I can only make a painting by placing it in an artificial world. I am interested in a ‘third nature’ nature, that is, in an environment that has already been manipulated and designed and which I then subject to further transformations inorder to make it my own. This Artificial world had previously been evoked by an individual painting and contained within its borders, more recently sculpture has come to play an increasingly prominant role in my practice resulting in staged orchestrations of work in different media as well as architectural modifications of the fabric of the gallery space. This self contained environment becomes the artificial world.