My practice is concerned with how we experience space, the psychology of urban landscape, and the personification of architectural space.
My recent work considers the relationship between film stills and memory. I am interested in the idea of the city as text to be read and interpreted, containing many layers of meaning. I am concerned with the psychology of space in terms of one of projection. I use images of the mundane to suggest psychological presence, and am interested in how such space can be a way to re engage with the familiar.
I am influenced by Kevin Lynch’s notion that we don’t live in the city as such but in the picture we have built of it, through experiencing it as simultaneously real, imagined and remembered.
Victor Burgin speaks of the complexity of the overlay of all types of media on our experience of the urban:
‘The city in our actual experience is at the same time an actual existing physical environment, and a city in a novel, a film, a photograph, a city seen on television, a city in a comic strip, a city in a pie chart and so on.’
My interests are also the history of a place and the marks and memories associated with a place. ‘The city … does not tell its past, but contains it like the lines of a hand.’ Italo Calvino
Royal Academy of Arts, Summer Exhibition 2012
Miniatures, Cupola Gallery, Sheffield, 2012
The Discerning Eye, Mall Galleries, 2011, 2002, 2000
Elevated Arts, Leadenhall, London, 2011
AAF Bristol, 2011
Islington Contemporary Art and Design Fair, 2011
Marlborough Brighton, 2009
AAF Battersea, 2007
DegreeArt Scholarship at Central St Martins, 2006
Landmark Art Fair, 2004
Barbican Centre London, 2003
Beaux Arts Bath, Urban Myths, Summer and Winter Exhibitions 2002
Art Attack Project, Hoxton 2001
Solo Exhibition Islington Art Factory 2001
Art of the Imagination, Mall Galleries 2000
Karen Taylor Art 2000
Alternative Arts, Spitalfields 2000