No More The Elated World
A series of paintings derived from found images, manipulated and transformed by the artist to introduce mystery, ambiguity, and into which weave new narratives.
Executed in oils on an acrylic ground, a process of loss and retrieval is enacted upon the canvas; images are repeatedly created and then destroyed in order to heighten the tension between the figurative and the abstract. This strategy works to reinforce the perception of people and places as existing simultaneously in two worlds or states, dissolving or emerging from the paint. Like residual and indistinct memories, they are ambiguous and unreliable, half forgotten, half remembered.