Light and Edge doesn’t seem to be much to work with, and yet, these are the basic ingredients with which we construct our complex visual world. They are also the subject matter of over a decade of my explorations as a painter.
Working with small differences, simplified form, repetition and a restricted palette, I develop series of often nuanced paintings addressing the function of edge, the movement between light and dark and the structure of space. In this analysis of visual experience, I whittle away at irrelevancies to produce series of paintings that appear minimal but whose surfaces are built up layer by meticulous layer, each painting speaking to a question raised by another. Points of ambiguity are of interest to me: how the hard edge becomes the soft boundary, the straight line a curved space, the square becomes lost to the circle.
Issues of abstraction in art and its relationship to abstraction in other disciplines, the development and testing of ideas over a series, how a visual text is built up: these are additional subtexts that inform the work I make.