I’d love for you to join me on Saturday 11th June 2-4pm at Workers Gallery, Ynyshir, Rhondda for the launch of my new show Methodology.
My creations have always questioned the nature of how art is made. Here I’ll be sharing my policies and approach in a rigorous examination of the ‘facts’ that artists are fed as apprentices of their craft. I believe it is the duty of every artist to openly question and assess as thoroughly as scientists. Using influences as diverse as theoretical physics, astronomy, literature, maths, and music, I try to leave no stone unturned in questioning the nature of our being as artists. Through sharing my Methodology, I’ll be transforming cake into cameras, photographs into assemblage, collage into print, and bringing life to the inanimate.
In questioning my own procedures I’ve always felt I’m reflecting on the continuous flux of my own identity. Previous versions of ourselves are rewritten and rebuilt to craft new and creative futures. We constantly strive to be better than what we are. Every ‘perfect’ moment is dissected and analysed in a futile attempt to repeat and relive that exact time. We are not made as singular finished products but are constantly embellished, recrafted, and rewritten to create a better story of ourselves.
Methodology is an anthology of works assembled from collections across the globe. Pieces have been previously shown in Brazil, Colombia, USA, Serbia, and UK. Here also, are displayed some older works from as early as 2008; never before seen in a gallery setting. New works included are from the ongoing Automata series; a mixed-media body of work exploring ways to make the inanimate animate.
If you’re not busy it would be great to see you next Saturday. I’d love to hear your opinions on my work. So come and join me 2-4pm at Workers Gallery, Ynyshir, Rhondda.