This is a recent work from my 'Emergents' series. 2016-2021The works in this series are a contemplation on the possibility... Read More
This is a recent work from my 'Emergents' series. 2016-2021
The works in this series are a contemplation on the possibility of the spirit of the Posthuman. This liberated being is an eternal shapeshifter, one that is continually able to flower with the times.
The paintings are handmade on a digital substrate then printed onto aluminium panels, and then painted and collaged. Rather than being a direct translation from tablet screen to material surface, the painting develops on the digital substrate as in classic painting - through layering, removing, reworking and revealing. The process to arrive at the work entails a crossing over from digital to material and back again, sometimes many times. Material paintings are photographed or videoed; digital images are photographed through the tablet screen, and natural elements are layered between image, screen and lens.