Bachelor of Fine Arts (Painting)
Working in the field of expanded painting, I explore images and the complex, fertile role they play in thought and knowledge. Conceptually informed by Jean-Francois Lyotard’s appropriation of the Kantian sublime – ‘if painting has any significance in the technological age of image-production, it is in its capacity to “present the unpresentable”’ – I understand painting as a process that exceeds and transforms our understanding of perception and representation.
The body of work consists of stain paintings installed alongside prismatic steel structures augmenting the objects contained within. The stillness of the stained image juxtaposed with the oscillations of ‘quasi painting’ examines the necessary framing that images require for their coherence; this asks of representation whether it is only discernible within a framework of associations.