Slipping, Switching, Stumbling
“Slip a little..”
This project explores multiplicity, heterogeneity and difference in contemporary abstract painting.
My work may be described as having rhizomatic qualities – it might include clusters, strands, strips, bands, flows and currents; it could be characterised by quirky disjunction or intricate irregularity.
I focus on developing paintings that could be considered 'influx', undergoing transformation, 'becoming'.
According to Deleuze and Guattari's definition, each picture could be viewed as a plateau - "a continuous, self-vibrating region of intensity". These works could function as 'assemblages', charged with tension and combining multiple, interfering forces.
The majority of the works displayed here are characterised by a certain complexity and thickness of the picture surface, which encourages the viewer's eye to continually shift in the painting, searching endlessly for the next movement or displacement.
I deliberately chose the 1200 x 1500mm portrait format to allow for the scale of the gesture, while echoing the size of the human body to embody multiplicity.