My practice is rooted in printmaking but is somewhat emblematic of how the discipline and rigor of the medium can transfer across and inform how I approach and explore the qualities of different material in my work.
I examine time, duration & memory, both in a personal and wider social context, giving these inherently ambiguous, intangible and subjective phenomena a material and spatial context. Sites left in a state of abandonment or the ‘modern ruin’ often form a starting point. These sites, always in a state of flux, hovering between temporal zones, hold an eerie and compelling fascination for me. A palimpsest that speaks to us of temporality, these sites force us to humbly recognize that we are in fact the fragile ones, and that before us stands the element of permanence, the element of endurance. Utilising the disparate material of paper, concrete and projected imagery I set up multi-dimensional installations signaling my interpretations of time and memory as tactile concepts. As the viewer navigates the work through space, they too become acutely aware of the passage of time and their involvement in activating its content.
I am currently studying for an MA Printmaking at the Royal College of Art, London, from which I will graduate in 2013. Recent exhibitions include my first international solo show for the 6th Munsterland Art Festival in Germany, 2011 (funded by Culture Ireland), I took the lift to the sixth floor at Café Gallery, Bermondsey, London and RCA Work In Progress 2012 for which I received the 20/21 British Art Fair award.
I recently attended a critical contemporary art theory residency in Moscow, organized by the Institute of Contemporary Art and the Moscow Biennale of Contemporary Art. Facilitators of the residency programme included Anya Titova (representative for Russia at the Venice Biennale 2011) and Alexei Penzin (research philosopher at the Institute of Philosophy of the Russian Academy of Sciences and member of the artists and intellectuals group Chto Delat?/What is to be done.