In the last year my painting have moved from a focus on heightened realism to a more gestural and intuitive approach.
To me, painting and drawing is an act of invocation. A poiesis of matter and thought where instinct and intellect create a place of attunement.
A ritual space of imagination and embodiment, where materials have thought and the hand moves instinctively.
I come to the studio to be grounded in matter.
The snap of graphite on paper.
The brittle bend of charcoal.
An oily stretch of pigment across linen.
Certain questions arise about gesture and representation, the illusionistic qualities of painting and the sensibilities of externalising the internal.