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PLEXUS

 

2016

Collage, industrial paint, acrylic and oil on canvas

300cm x 210cm 

 

Plexus, 2016, is the largest painting in the series. These paintings start from a purely abstract or gestural origin, often building on a collaged base of advertising paper.    The work is not pre-determined by imagery but is defined by on-going decision making until I feel the project is resolved.  Fractured architectural references and abstract geometry, reminiscent of technological or virtual maps, combine to create ambiguous, semi-abstract landscapes.

 

Imagery is layered with the patterns of collaged advertising paper, industrial paint and varnish and finished with oil and acrylic. While retaining hints of representation woven into the surface, these abstractions have an undefined scale and perspective, and for me explore feelings of alienation, anonymity and absence in crowded virtual or physical spaces.