The key drive behind my work is a fascination with individuals playing out a role in order to exist in an idealised form. These characters are ephemeral; existing at the time in which they’re recognised by others and belonging to artificial constructions of their own devising. They display a dedication to the present moment of enacting a role and their appearance seeks to transcend any particular era, a look that’s effectively collaged from…Show more different periods.
Source material for my work includes the more obscure and choreographed settings of burlesque, cabaret or the circus - where people adopt theatrical roles and there’s the element of masquerade.
I’m interested in exploring the possibilities and limitations of paint and how applying it in particular ways can call into question certain fundamental concepts such as space, time and identity.Show less
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