Recently becoming fascinated with the concept of how painting can be another form of thinking, one that is separate to verbal and written expression. I started exploring the idea of inherent limitations to what words are capable of expressing, the restrictions in what language can only communicate.
Enamoured by methods of abstraction, I have studied working with focus on process as Jackson Pollock, Mark Rothko, Franz Klein, Cy Twombly and Gerhard Richter have. I am interested in how these techniques might bypass representation of the outer world and target aspects of one’s inner landscape, as an echo or giving form to our internal, personal states of feeling. Using the same colour palette, my aim is to explore how to convey an entirely different engagement and feeling between each painting. Through a conscious focus on self-reflection, I've attempted to express these internal thoughts and push painting as a mode of expressing the often incommunicable.
November 2015, Acrylic & Chinese Ink on Canvas, 3 x/ 59.5 x 84.1cm