| || Drawing is central to my artistic practice. The use of lines is an important element of my work: I consider lines to be rational, bringing order out of disorder, making the world more manageable. The lines in my work could be regarded as traces of my existence or time I spent condensed onto a surface. I am intrigued and driven by the no-mind state (Mushin) that could be attained during the process of art making. |
My drawings play with pareidolia* and question the innate human need to find meaning, order and structure within chaos, ergo the need for control. They reflect on the connection within polarities such as order vs. chaos, sense vs. nonsense, light vs. dark and contemplate the notion that they stem from the same origin.
The erratic webs of organic fine lines in my work are meticulously and instinctually drawn by hand onto a physical surface and inhabit a nondescript space that could be physical or psychological. Previous works saw the lines merging into human figures; human anatomy was a key influence and remains an admiration. My work eventually evolved into more visually abstract imageries that may demand visceral responses over intellectual reactions. These lines depict states that are filled with uncertainties yet potent with possibilities of what could be manifested. Looking at these drawings is like looking at clouds, enabling different forms to appear to the viewers.
Liminality is a significant interest in my current work. Derived from limen, Latin for threshold, it is a midpoint wavering between two worlds, a state of uncertainty where nothing is fully formed, everything is unknown and anything can happen. Seeing the paper as the threshold between the work and the viewer, I would like to address that through chaos we may discover new possibilities.
*Pareidolia is the phenomenon of recognizing patterns, shapes, and familiar objects in a vague and sometimes random stimulus.
Heartache; Keiko Camden, London, UK
Bad Behaviour presents...chART; Brixton East, London, UK
Zeitgeist Art Projects Summer Exhibition; London, UK
21 Artists: London (also exhibited as part of RE:Think Festival); 3Space's Blackfriars Hub, London, UK
Anonymous Drawing 2013; Kunstverein Tiergarten Galerie Nord, Berlin, Germany; Galerie Delikatessenhaus, Leipzig, Germany; Temporary Art Centre Eindhoven, Eindhoven, Neitherlands
I am. Interrupted (part of One Billion Rising UK Art Festival); The Doodle Bar, Battersea, London, UK
Seeing in the Dark; The Fletcher Centre, Rye, UK
ALAS Autumn Residency 2012 Exhibition; Matt Roberts Arts Gallery, London, UK
It came from the East; House of Vostrovska Gallery, London, UK
Manifestation171210 Performance (as part of Barbican Late Christmas Bazaar); Barbican, London, UK