The work is a response to my fixation with time; my attempt at stopping its incessant passing, to hold something still and immovable, preserving it in a particular moment. I aim to address these anxieties and a sense of an allotted time, by using the brief phases of perpetual and cyclical processes present in nature. Each year a flower will repeat the process from bud to decay. The works are a record of moments at various points during a flower’s brief life. The presence of birds wings suggest both the celestial and the vessel like nature of the body, defunct and discarded at the point of death. Collectively, these elements demonstrate the fragility of life and irrevocable demise. Often I set subjects within a black abyss, suspended, ungrounded and displaced, to engage only with the form. Negative spaces and partially erased imagery allow a sense of presence through absence, alluding to notions of the void, loss and boundlessness. I endeavour to bring a silence to my work that allows one to consider the overlooked and to observe nature more closely. I like to think that perhaps I am giving permanence to something transitory and insignificant.
2005-08 Camberwell College of Arts UAL | BA Hons Fine Art Painting | 1st Class BA Hons 2004-05 Wimbledon School of Arts UAL | Foundation Diploma in Art & Design
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS 2016 Whole to Part | Chappell Contemporary Figurative Art Today | The Columbia Threadneedle Prize | Mall Galleries | London 2015 Now and Again | The Royal Over-Seas League | London Chappell Contemporary | Whitstable Kent Pop up Exhibition with The Cat Street Gallery | The Four Seasons | Hong Kong 2014 Art Taipei | Taiwan Only Now… | Hong Kong Affordable Art Fair | Hong Kong 2013 The Lancaster Collection | Eirene | Elephant Family Animal Ball | Clarence House London The Chelsea Art Fair | Chelsea London The Big Egg Hunt UK Tour | Lyra May | Various locations across the UK 2012 The Affordable Art Fair | Hampstead London The Affordable Art Fair | Battersea London Ever Spring | L'Artisan Parfumeur | Covent Garden London The Affordable Art Fair | Bristol Art Haus | Degree Art | London The Big Egg Hunt | London: Egglantine on display in Leadenhall Market and Emelius in Burlington Arcade 2011 Works on Paper | Sarah Reynolds Fine Art | London Affordable Art Fair | Hampstead London St George’s 8th Annual Arts Event | St George’s Hospital | Tooting London Painting | Sarah Reynolds Fine Art | London One for One | Stour Space | Hackney London 2010 Auction East | Five Hundred Dollars Gallery | London UJADF Award | ROA Gallery | London Cork Street Open Exhibition | Cork Street Gallery | London Artworks 2010 Exhibition BAGT | London RESIDENCIES 2017 Refugio Amazonas | Trélex Residency Peru 2016 Stiwdio Maelor | Corris Machynlleth North Wales 2012 Trelex Residency | Trelex Switzerland 2010 Artist in Residence | Sir William Perkins's School | Chertsey Surrey