My drawings affirm a desire to understand more about human relationships, specifically my own interaction with others. They are equally about forming a balance between formal concerns and the creation of emotional resonance. While issues, thoughts and feelings, which often evoke memory, personal history, fear and isolation, are central concerns, it is their exploration through the specific languages of painting and drawing that informs the meaning. In this body of work, I have focused on recording and mapping social interaction. Through mark-making, I engage with these humanistic themes as intimate / public dialogues are played out on the paper in an attempt to challenge the validity of language in articulating these aspects of human experience.
Artist Bio / CV
Born in Bury, Lanacshire, UK.
Recent shows include 'Drawing 2012', One Church Street Gallery, Bucks, UK, 2012; 'Jerwood Drawing Prize 2011', Jerwood Space London & UK tour, 2011-12; 'All Say The Same', Ryedale Folk Museum, North Yorkshire, UK, 2011; 'Afternoon Tea', WW Gallery, London at the 54th Venice Biennale, Italy, 2011; 'Mouths with Triangles', Duckett and Jeffreys, Malton, UK, 2010; 'Jerwood Drawing 2009' - UK touring exhibition, 2009/10; 'Personally Political: Contemporary Drawing', Tacheles, Berlin, 2009; 'Twelve Constellations', Vulpes Vulpes Gallery, London, UK, 2010; 'aaa', the Bowery, Leeds, UK 2009; 'Raising Voices', BCA Gallery, Bedford, UK, 2009.