My work reflects the influence of a number of art theories and a number of artists, and sometimes these ideas don’t necessarily agree with each other. My practice of art has been a constant attempt to understand and explore these ideas and thereby grow further within my art, to seek my own reality of art. In a way my art has been a constant movement within time, within learning, and of course, within space and form.
Recently, I have been engaged with Greenberg’s ideas on art. According to him, the most genuine piece of art is that which focuses on its true form, for example, a painting that focuses on the materials, on the flatness of the canvas and on the true nature of the pigment is more genuine than paintings which focus on the illusion of depth. Similarly, through my work I have attempted to capture the flatness of my canvas, the tactility of the sculpture, the transparency, or more aptly, as Rothko called his illusions of space, the “coloured air” of the film, and all this within the reality of the space, involving movement, physicality and visual and tactile realities; involving also the interaction of these three forms of art.
The film projection plays with the visual imagery, as well as the illusions of movements, undermining the shape and structure of the forms. At the same time the sculptures provide tactility as well as a space for physical movement, highlighting the shapes and structures; while the flatness of the canvas provides a ground for the movements of the film projection as well as the shadows of the sculpture, highlighting both the aspects of space and flatness at the same time. It is, in a way, like a musical performance: it might include a number of instruments, and while the audience can choose to focus or tune his ears to a particular sound or rhythm, the key to the performance is to present all of these various sounds in a combination that creates altogether a new experience.
My work is both, an exploration and an experience that contributes to my personal learning, as well as an invitation to my viewers to interpret their own realities by interacting with the space and movement within my work. While one may choose to be a part of this piece, explore the tactility and space within this artwork, the fragments of visual experience, one may also choose to stand aside and experience the artwork as a mere spectator
Summer Shows 2012
Join us to celebrate creativity and spot the stars of the future this summer. Eclectic exhibitions of art, design, fashion, communication and performance are taking place at sites across London from April to September and are free to attend.More information