Working in a gestural and abstract style, I investigate humankind’s evolving relationship to nature, where an impulse to shape, tame and control the natural world lives alongside a desire to yield to its wildness and danger.
At close range, the paintings are constructed from the textures of nature – rock, foliage, air, and water, appear nearly abstract – a dancing network of innumerable brushstrokes.
When painting I strive for unconscious creation; embracing the notion that the image is painting itself through me and that I am collaborating in something that is greater than myself. There is an element of unknowing and of surrender into possibilities that are beyond my control.
Work on showGroup show: Painter, painter. Barnard Gallery, Newlands, Cape Town.
Opening: 21 June - 26 July 2022
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- Klooftique +27 4244784 . 87 Kloof Street Gardens, Cape Town
- AITY Gallery, Franschoek . 9 Huguenot Street +27 834630392