Harmonies of the Abstract; Julian Stanczak

One of the most poignant videos of an artist talking that I have come across in a long time, Julian Stanczak tells a short story of being in the woods and well I won't spoil it but a truism to live by, life is always in flux. Art is known by what it does, not... Continue Reading →

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Reconfiguration + covfefe group show @DEMO

One of the great things about life is that nothing is certain, nothing remains the same, which brings me to the recent MFA July Seminar and the opportunity to reconfigure and rethink how our work might operate in another location and in relation/context to other works of differing mediums and ideas. Who are your people.... Continue Reading →

Practice Statement repost- July Seminar 2017

After some reflection and somewhere between the peer critique and the assessment it seemed appropriate to make a few minor changes to the practice statement which accompanied the work for the final assessment on Monday 10th July 2017. A change of term used to describe the forms as being 'diagonal' i.e. a straight line joining... Continue Reading →

Practice Statement

Simple forms and colour draw on the language of geometric abstraction to create paintings with pictorial space and depth that can be both shallow and vast, concrete and optical. The intention is to deliver an experience of emotional resonance and liveliness that is visually compelling yet seeks to be nothing other than, or more than... Continue Reading →

Stanley Whitney.

The following is a press release for a Stanley Whitney exhibition at Lisson Gallery in Milan 2015, but what interested me most was Whitney's poetic description about colour and space, using layers of saturated colours in varying hues to subvert the conventional visual cues of the grid and create new ways of perceiving geometric abstraction.... Continue Reading →

Petra Cortright at City Gallery Wellington

The first thing that drew me to Petra Cortrights work was the beauty of the paintings, there seems to be so much light that emanates from the work which creates this intense illusion of depth. I actually didn't realise her work was digital at first glance so I was shocked to realise that all of... Continue Reading →

Practice Statement

My Practice uses the language of geometric abstraction, simple forms and colour that presents painting as both material and physical object, and that also operates optically to create perceived depth and space. My research focuses on how painted forms, raw canvas, and light work together to create the illusion of shallow depths and perceived space... Continue Reading →

Beyond Standard Issue Abstraction: Simon Morris. A deeper analysis.

I have been an admirer of the artist Simon Morris for a few years now so it seemed to be natural to review an essay by David Cross that accompanied a catalogue for an exhibition and project carried out in 1997. As a painter of geometric abstraction I can identify with the tone of the... Continue Reading →

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