Through non-figurative portraiture, I inscribe disembodied messages into the painting space, using abstraction as an approach.
The effects of human interaction with the natural and manmade environment take on a symbolic gesture in this work. Through the practical experimentation, it is my intention to embodies an awareness of ‘commoditisation’; to consider what is means to be the ‘minority’, through ethnicity, race, and/or gender including the LGBTQIA+ community, for example.
Through textual marks, the work aims to enact this infliction of pain and degradation, the ignominy experienced as the ‘other’, where painting can also become an interactive place of conflict. I confront these aspects through my work as a way of gain understanding- to try to give voice.