Title. Double click me.
My paintings explore the research of visual phenomenology -understanding that the perception of the ordinary and banal object or scene are produced only through the product of human cognition and experience.
Previously, my work has focused on particular objects. Through political and cultural reports portrayed by the media, the reputation of an inanimate object can be unfairly scrutinized. By painting an object onto canvas which is connected through idea or association with media reports, the audience can question if the banal object is favoured in distaste because this. The result is therefore questioned in the context of whether an inanimate object can persuade empathy due to unfair association with current politics. This ultimately allows for the flow and discussion of topical and often political conversation, but also for the viewer to question why they may feel the way they feel for the portrayed object.
Currently structure, composition and light are the main components to my paintings in order to compose a sense of curiosity within the banal. My paintings represent realism, not as a literal or photographic copy, but as an interactive rendering. Voyeuristic opportunities intrigue me more than ever as I pursue cropped compositions and cinematic viewpoints in the attempt to portray the ever reaching double consciousness.