My work is about the exchange of information between the individual and the group and how the group dynamic develops through the Bruce Tuckerman cycle of - forming, storming, norming and performing to eventually disbanding or reforming as a newly developed group with different goals.
I am interested in the ‘storming’ stage of group formation. Which is in contrast to the norming section of the cycle where the individual has come together and assigned roles to then perform the tasks. Most organisations such as religion, facebook and established art practices work at this level.
At the ‘storming’ stage all the ideas surrounding a subject are played out but are never resolved. The ‘storming’ section is the most volatile retaining the most energy through the ‘individuals’ conflict and allowing the possibility of a quick fracture of the group.
The use of of different types of information, text, images, mark making and colour in the painting are intentionally positioned as if a group is forming before you but is never resolved. …Read More
2011 PRINT AND DESIGN NOW Bearspace, London
2011 The sketchbook project Arthouse co-op, New York
2010 Bad Art Salon at Vintage, Goodwood
2006 Transition gallery ‘paperworld’ mixed show. Artwork sold to the David Roberts foundation
2005 Nancy Victor gallery ‘What defines us is forced upon us’ one-man show
2004 Nancy Victor gallery one-man’ show
2003 Yoke and Zoom ‘ Art machine - be my wife’ Manchester
1993 Café des Artes ‘Missing and pills’ one-man show …Read More
University of the Arts London (LCC) Printing, Post-graduate
University of the Arts London (Wimbledon) BA Fine Art Painting