I am interested in the ruined spaces situated on the outskirts of our society. Neglected and abandoned they seem to melt into the debris and litter of a forgotten landscape. The directly sourced imagery is combined with iconography taken from the paintings of the early Romantics and contemporary subjects extracted from the media. They coexist; creating works that reference a sense of displacement and questions mans mortality in an increasingly complex existence.
Through my engagement with and exploration of the materiality of paint in order to dislocate form and structure, I aim to encourage the viewer to take a closer, more considered look at the subject and thereby engage with the work on a deeper level. Producing paintings that work as a metaphor for our contemporary lives and a search for an answer to our question: Why?