September 29th 2016 at 7.30pm
"Thinking about History and Myth
I am Artist in Residence at the Royal College of Art. I am interested in making
paintings that refer to the academic history and mythological painting tradition of the sort I have often walked past in London’s museums and galleries but not really
thought about. They can appear a little pompous, but I began to love their almost heroic ambition and their veiled comments
on the political or social issues of the day. My images are influenced by contemporary events, myths and my own life - but only obliquely, so interpreting the image is notstraightforward.
I want the viewer to be able to engage with the struggle I always
experience with form and drawing; that play between subject matter and the formal, abstract qualities of the painting. In the end I want to make pictures that please and unsettle in equal measure, and, like a lucid dream, float on the boundary of comprehension.