BODY TROUBLE = THE FACTS OF LIFE
I have a deep and abiding interest in narrative drawing and painting, as it has always fueled my thoughts and studio practice. My relationship to narration is from a position of the uncanny and the ineffable. My drawings are meant to instruct, move, provoke and disturb. In other words the work should inject itself internally into the viewers psyche. I remain a lover of sumptuous surface, invested in a convoluted narrative and a drawing and painting language all my own.
I am perfectly comfortable with the description that my work projects a capricious irritability and deception, for I want them to be willfully fantastic and edgy. On the surface they provide a fictitious backdrop for eroticism; believing that the hand still has an aura, and that it can be a repository for tenderness and occasionally originality and intoxication. I want my work to reflect the ambiguity of the every day, and therefore can be redemptive and subversive, gorgeous and disgusting - something to be celebrated and subject to suspicion as a marginalized site.
It is the mental, philosophical as well as the visual aspects surrounding contemporary art issues that enlightens me. Double coded work, which uses abstracted decorative motifs fused with imagery that asks for a metaphorical rather then rational reading. Provoking and inviting speculation, my drawings are fairy-tale-like, projecting notions about ‘complicity’ and ‘good’ behavior. Drawn concoctions that become phantasmagoric shifts about desire, art, culture, success, failure, faith and seduction; the work ruminates about the nature of “body trouble” and how it affects ones own existence.