Stillness and movement, image and object, body and place, performance and record, wall and screen. I use the things I paint to build incomplete locations that act as springboards for investigation.
Although painting is the language at the root of what I do, I am interested in how it mingles with film, photography, sculpture, animation, sound, music and movement. I use painting as a means to understanding other ways of working which fascinate or bother me. I look at what painting lacks or has lost as well as what it still has to offer.
Sometimes these painted situations become a vehicle for collaboration. The things I make become the focal point of an attempted understanding. What is it we do and how do these things overlap? What part can generous shared learning play in helping us reach into new ways of working?
This process of pushing into areas I feel unfamiliar or even uncomfortable within, is as important as any specific outcome. Resisting finished forms, my work often straddles a space between object, event and document.