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 show
- Salon91, Kloof Street +27 21 424 6930 www.salon91.co.za
- Kalk Bay Modern +27 21 4184527 www.kalkbaymodern,co.za
- GROUP SHOW: Subsurface scattering, Porterville, Curated by Clare Menck
- SOLO SHOW: Equus Gallery, Cavalli. Somerset West. November 2021