I believe alternative awareness and unconventional narratives are obscured by standardised collective norms and fashionable practices within contemporary society.
My artistic enquiry is an attempt to challenge what we think we know, unearth and explore hidden narratives in and around me.
I try to capture some of the enigma and indifferences present in the deviation of what I know to be common experience, without excluding common experience entirely. I endeavour to evoke slightly ambiguous ideas that the 'viewer feels both familiar but unfamiliar with.
Some of my work attempts to do this via the exploration and manipulation of time-narrative.
As humans we possess a chronological and linear comprehension of time. This contributes to defining the appearance and meaning of the activity that takes place within time. I refer to this as two dimensional time space.
I attempt to create new aesthetics and narratives via delineating information within a three dimensional time space. By three dimensional time space I refer to volume that is free from conventional order.
It's concerned with depicting variations of a given information that simultaneously exist alongside the narrative of the two dimensional time space.
Examining all the differing things that could be said simultaneously using the same information if time was not linear and structured to our current understanding of it.
My enquires explore the alternative possibilities of meanings and responses to communicated information based on compensating for what is absent, and re-arranging what is present.
As a society we advance and destroy ourselves, (sometimes in beautiful
ways) In this sense, our antics are not separate from the
natural world , but an extension of it. With genetic modifications and natural
disasters being consequences of such as nuclear testing and CO2 emissions, where does the 'natural' end and the 'man made' begin?
My most recent work has been concerned with indistinct boundaries that define one thing from another. It attempts to evokes questions such as when where and how does wrong become right or organic become man-made. Could beauty exist and survive without ugly, poverty without riches. How do we know such opposites are not the same thing?-what would this mean.
Relative to this, some of my recent Sonic art and video work responds to the sophisticated third party communication sources of contemporary society. The work indirectly comments on the transmission flaws of these communication mediums; The camera that missed out crucial action, the text message that never arrived, the email that was sent last Friday but not read until this Wednesday.
I perceive electronic communications as toneless and gateways to misinterpretation. There is always something in the space between the communication source and the receiving source that has potential to alter the initial content of information, or pose a barrier to understanding. …Read More
'Site' Arts Festival'- Group Exhibition
Body of artwork exhibited at Leeds Metropolitan University.
January 2009 to Present
Body of artwork exhibited on the online poetry Journal, 'Spine Writers'.
JP Design & Development Photography & Advert design
Composed the housing sales advert for JP Design & Development. This included Photography, editing, artwork & design. The work was used by Merry Weathers estate agents and also on bill boards at the development site.
April 2008 – July 2008
'Static Form, Moving Clarity'. Community art project & exhibition
Devised and directed three art projects that were casually displayed and exhibited at various local, national and international venues; including BBC Big screens in Leeds and Bradford, Santa Maria del Fiore in Florence Part of the artwork was interpreted and developed by members of the public from diverse social class/cultural backgrounds. The finished pieces were integrated into the everyday lives of communities. People experienced the art in their own context. One aim was to improve dialogue between person and art and give greater purpose and access to art, particularly for those culture groups who have little/no access or reason to engage with art.
'Identity'. Group Exhibition
Worked within a small team of artists to organise, curate and market the exhibition of our own artwork at ‘Sagar Gallery in Castleford. The exhibition severed dual purpose, artist exposure and contributed to the promotion of the diverse services offered by the establishments.
November 2007- January 2008
'Eclectic'. NHS Design Proposal
Participated in the Wakefield and Pontefract hospitals re-development scheme.
This project involved working to a brief set by the NHS & Consort to design an in-depth proposal/ portfolio of art installations for two future hospitals.
'Bodies in The Mine'. Group Exhibition
Worked within a small team of artists to organise, curate and market the exhibition of our own artwork at ‘Mine Bar’ Leeds.
December 2006 – January 2007
Andy Goldsworthy & Yorkshire Sculpture Park technical assistance
Worked as part of the technical assistants team, alongside Andy Goldsworthy in Yorkshire Sculpture Parks biggest ever project.
Front cover artwork
Artwork published on the front cover the international literature magazine; ‘Unquiet Desperation’.