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works are concerned with dynamic interactions between fluid, organic
nets and grids or other geometric elements. Forces pull in different
directions resulting in shifting tensions. Their release or ensuing
fragmentation reflect various states of being or a response to current
Formal enquiry interplays with the associative potential
or metaphorical connotations of the net. The net’s malleability makes
it difficult to predict which state it might adopt. It can entrap or
protect, save life or destroy it (e.g. the internet). Due to its
ambiguity, the net serves as a vehicle to raise questions about
uncertainties and contemporary issues, such as the social safety net,
interconnectedness, networking and disintegration or isolation.
dualistic tensions between the organic net and geometry/grid (or the
analogue and digital) and their intertwinement raise questions about
conflicting human drives and our entanglement with the real and digital
worlds’ controlling systems.
Rupture and dissolution,
amplified by sudden spatial and chromatic switches convey a sense of
unpredictability, discontinuity and disturbed balance or rhythm.
Manipulation of colour, surface, space and structural contrasts also
underpin shifting dynamic interactions.
Areas of calm co-existence or balance suggest the possibility of resolving tensions.
The medium of paint leaves traces of human agency and imperfection, countering elements of hard-edged, impersonal geometry.
from the slow painting process, my drawings with charcoal or chalk
evolve over a short period of time and reflect a more spontaneous
approach, involving tactile sensation and a direct/subconscious
response to life.