Bachelor of Fine Arts (Drawing & Printmaking)
My practice is in picture-making, predominantly oil paintings on found wooden boards and canvases of assorted scale, depicting varying gleaned images. My process involves delving into reservoirs of image memory. I take my cues from pop culture, moments with friends, family and from shitty phone photos to capture, distil and preserve evocative moments – both personally experienced and imagined.
My paintings often possess an anachronistic quality, evoking ambiguous time. I’m fascinated by the notion of hauntology adopted and adapted by Mark Fisher, a complicated nostalgia for lost futures, for a time preserved in cultural memory when viable alternative social, political and economic systems still existed. My practice explores this tension between optimistic glimpses of potential futures and dread of the advanced capitalism with which we are inundated.