I created this collection of work during a period of global uncertainty and change. As the artist, the meaning was created within the moment’s creativity and represents a flow of global, local and personal consciousness. The impressions made over these moments shift over time, allowing myself and the viewer to develop a playful dialogue with the images.
The works begin with fast and loose marks that lead to the opening of a dance of sorts that begins to forge their unintentional path. Gradually, as we become familiar with each other, the narrative begins. Without knowing which next steps we take, we start to make sense of the possibilities of direction as an improvised theme develops and matures. The stories that emerge weave subtle commentaries that may mean something different to each person who observes them. Although the content and subject matter for my paintings and drawings are not always exceptionally light, the works are bright and colourful. They offer the viewer a way to engage in the images in a very personal and imaginative way.
The new collection of 2022 paintings, with reference to Hogarth’s Rakes Progress, gave me the starting points as I found social commentary very evocative of and relevant to our current social ills. Through working with colour and line, I have created both whimsical and intriguing works, offering the viewer an array of images to delight in, or fright in.
1990 – 1997
Studied fine art at Rhodes University: majoring in painting and art history.
Sunny Side Up, Group exhibition, Graham Contemporary, Johannesburg, South Africa
2022 New Day Spring Group Exhibition, Graham contemporary, Johannesburg Group exhibition, CVD, East London Group exhibition, Ann Bryant, East London Group exhibition, Galleryone11, Cape Town Solo exhibition, Galleryone11, Cape Town
2022 Works selected for the Sasol New Signatures competition