synthetic polymer paint on canvas
140 x 110cm
Courtesy the artist
'My works operate in the productive tension between two distinct histories of modernist abstraction: hard-edged geometric abstraction counterposed with more expressionist painterly gesture.
'The creative rationale and the primary focus of my work is to question, what painting can be. Formally and pictorially, I use blankness and the idea of the void as both literal and metaphoric engagement with painting's relationship to technology.
'I will revisit Yves Klein's attitude to minimalism and his references to the 'void'. I wonder what this means now that we live partly in an abstract virtual world through technological development?
'I hope to question what transcendence in painting might mean today.'