Mixed media painting on scraps of raw canvas
Installation in the basement of a house on Lewisham Way
Birthed from a huge landscape painting made in reference to Tibet’s Painted Mountains, the work is an exercise in over-saturation, saturation to the point of breaking. Beginning from a recognisable subject, the violent relationship between artist and painting is enacted through the use of industrial and corrosive materials, coating the canvas in layers upon layers that simultaneously integrate and disintegrate the visual and material fibres of the object. A final act of decisive surgical dissection condemns its geometric frame. The painting’s scattered remains exist as a totem to the caustic process, perhaps opening the possibility of second life in the eye of the viewer, who finds in them the gestalts they imagine.
Shown at Untitled (group exhibition) at Lewisham Way, London in March 2015.