‘An art which seeks to heighten our senses to the proximity of the marvellous, to find significance in common place signs…’ (Nikos Papastergiadas)
My artworks are born out of a process, which I like to consider a performance of making, which fuses the role of performer and director simultaneously.
I begin operating within a set of conditions, which allows me to perform the movements necessary for an artwork to be created.
Through photography, I set up a narrative via the manipulation, lighting and capturing of an otherwise overlooked and unattended object. With forensic like precision, each movement is broken down and documented. Pulled from the corners of the everyday, this process of re-staging produces the ‘marvellous’ from the ordinary.
These photographs are an extension of the constructed nature of my practice, treated like the objects; they are manipulated and produced like sculptures in themselves. I see these photographs as the visible tip of the cyclical process of staging and re-staging, a frozen moment, experienced by the viewer, which will continue to fold in to further works, creating multiply layers of unreality.
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