"I have an impulse to make art, I cultivate instinct and nurture the relationship between the conscious and subconscious mind and employ them to invent and transcend the mundane."
I have an impulse to make art, I cultivate the interplay between the conscious and unconscious mind and employ them to invent and transcend the mundane. For me the practice of art is a rebellion against apathy, I use it to subvert the predictive nature of my thoughts and explore the relationship between instinct and ideas of purity.
I invent worlds and individuals that find themselves in diverse situations amongst themes of individuality, resilience and marginal relationships and the friction between ideals and feelings of incompatibility with the status quo. Presented in a range of mediums including, painting, moving image, poetry film, music, ink drawing, mixed media installations, projections, paste ups, street art murals and published writing.
Writing is a foundation of my work and is a very visual experience resulting in vivid imagery which easily translates to my visual and moving image work, giving my writing life beyond the page.
For more than a decade I have conceived and delivered an array of video art, painting, urban projections, street art murals, installations and composed spontaneous poems for the public on my typewriter for Local Government, Arts organisations, festivals and solo exhibitions. I have also published a book of poems and featured in numerous journals.
I am always seeking to discover new ways to apply my experimental ethos to engage audiences and push the boundaries of my art. I have successfully produced a number of innovative projection installations that respond to place and illuminate and transform environments into captivating visual canvases and poetic soundscapes.
Most recently, I produced a solo exhibition at Newmarch Gallery consisting of paintings, illustrations and projections and delivered a workshop, ‘Dictation of Thought: Writing for the Surreal’ and a Surrealist Sunday’s event at AGSA in response to the exhibition ‘Dušan and Voitre Marek: Surrealists at sea’.