Internal dialogue, self-image, grotesque, gothic, infested, decay, temporality, memento mori, bodily and paradox are words and phrases that could describe my work. Through a self-reflective lens, I use oil painting, drawing and sculpture as a visual language to explore themes, ideas and subjects that interest me, or that are relevant to my life. Oil painting is my primary mode of creation, but due to my desire to find a way to use the language of other mediums, I equally explore sculpture and drawing. This is particularly for their ability to speak in a way that painting can’t.
The subject matter of my painting changes, as is the nature of a self-reflective and intuitive art practice, and I often gravitate towards painting to convey my personal ‘voice’ and perspective. This includes representing details of my hands, legs, and face—or the inside of my mouth. I enjoy painting the body from a formal perspective, but also as a conveyor of feelings and ideas that I incur throughout life, as a way of reflecting on the temporality and cognisance of mortality that we all experience.