95% of brain activity occurs within the unconscious mind. My work is continually searching for ways to access and explore this space.
Through an introspective process of self-discovery my practice is equally about the desire to learn more about myself through excavation but also to repel the same insight through escapism.
Engaging with the overlap between psychology and neurology as a starting point, I adopt liberated self-expression in paint, embracing an instinctive and impulsive approach to image making. In conjunction I construct conscious mathematical formulas in installation and video work as a response, paying attention to the relationship between these disparate elements.
The multitude of cohesive and combative layers throughout my work confront the complexity of the human unconscious. Each piece becomes a documented glimpse of the activity here and a component of a colossal irrefutable investigation which is ultimately seeking connectivity with the audience through contemplation of our shared unconscious.
I am searching for an abstract sensory vocabulary that activates and celebrates this under-estimated part of the brain that is often taken for granted and operates in real time without our awareness.
Currently, the direction of my work examines the role of the unconscious in the mechanism of vision. Cavorting with its capacity in optical illusions, my work lingers on the peripheral areas that poke at our visual perception. I am investigating the level of importance that pattern, colour and structure has to the human psyche and how it creates cognitive stimulation from an unconscious level. With this I employ paint, installation and video work to create the perception of form, light, depth and movement to investigate its relationship with the viewer and question the expanse between reality and perceived reality.