My practice is concerned with an exploration into certain fundamental curiosities of existence - specifically concerning the relationship between the natural and the artificial, the conscious and the unconscious, and the known and the unknown. A desire to grapple with the question of the infinite, and the effects of its existence agonisingly out of our reach, is the driving force behind my practice where I engage with a range of mediums, working primarily ink, oil, and pencil. In this way my work looks to pursue a broad visual enquiry of an ontological kind: questioning my own emotional interior landscape, the struggle between the ancient and the modern, and the relationship between modernity and the natural world. Through the manipulation of the scale and situation of different industrial forms within the context of composition, I look to create a sense of surreal disquiet in my developed images, all the while contending with these issues in a satirical manner -- something which heightens the catharsis of my process.
Working in series has been an ongoing theme of my practice, and is a method of working I have adopted as a means of weaving together a narrative from painting to painting. This approach has in part been informed by the dialectic of the Theatre of the Absurd, something which seemed especially relevant during the lockdown.