|artist statement - dripwork - drip, pour, spray, sand, polish.
Dripwork, the focus of my exploration, appeared originally as a recurrent motif in my BA studies, gradually demanding more space in the work until naturally evolving into the body of my paintings. I am concerned with hiding the artist’s hand to give prominence to the process and materials.
Overcoming imprecise tools and a battle with viscosity and force, I take control of my materials, resulting in a visual resonance caused partly by the process versus the natural inertia of my chosen media.
I am drawn to painting that demands a response without imposing visual restrictions. My work has a strong and complex aesthetic impact but also retains a reflective quality that allows the viewer to explore their personal interpretation.
The work is carried out against a backdrop of unique social situation. The 491 Gallery, a communal Arts centre in East London, the doors of which are always open this makes for rather intense living conditions, and privacy is scarce, this intensity is echoed in the canvases.