An evolving interest in the diversity of human behaviour has led to an obsession in researching aspects of the unconscious mind and theories of psychology. The psychoanalyst, Carl Jung’s theory of ‘Individuation’ describes the process by which the unconscious mind is brought into consciousness through: past experiences, free memories, repressed memories, dreams, and active imagination. I take myself as a direct case study and try to adapt this theory to perform in a visual art context.
To do so, I endeavour to dive into the space before something becomes an idea. By adopting an instinctive approach to image construction and making impulsive reactions to mixed materials and surfaces, I try to forfeit my inhibitions. I am on the hunt for truth in this unconscious space.
Organic to the process, I build layers of colour, pattern, and form over multiple canvases at one time to confront the complexity in this space. Subsequently there is much room to psychoanalyse the body of work and draw conclusions based on psychological theories. I am always investigating for new theories that will assist in my work and its conclusions to progress further and grow.