My specialism is lateral thinking, resolving the complexity encountered in the world with reductive poetic logic. I intertwine commercial and cultural practice: responding to the paradox of daily life and the complexities of project assignments. I seek focused solutions that feel inevitable. I get there by starting at the beginning, asking why, what if… then making sense of the things I find with radical acceptance and by embracing truth.
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210mm x 297 A4 glass clip frame, acrylic paint
Edition of 60 signed and numbered copies, each unique
The clip frame backing board is marked in pencil, mapping geometric shapes and proportions relational to its dimensions and the four slot apertures. Colours are emotiomaticaly selected and combined, in rhythm to the mantra internalised, and applied at the intersection of lines. The final composition grows from the weight of the glass and the gentle squeeze exerted by the frames clips, spreading and connecting colours between the two surfaces. Made to be displayed in transitional spaces, to remind the viewer to be fully present.
Note on viewing: Each painting is its own universe, select one. Breathe slowly and deeply whilst observing the painting. Gradually let your gaze go out of focus. Meditate on the centre of the painting, allowing its geometry to bring your mind to a state of balance.
Bathroom Balance Composition
I have an obsession with carefully turning all food products in my fridge and kitchen cupboards so the labels face the front, just like they are displayed on a supermarket shelf. I have more recently continued this fascination with Flávia’s and my bathroom products. The single shelf that holds all our bathroom products is fairly deep, so that I placed products that are used often at the front, and products used less often in the back. The products became building blocks to form a composition of towers based on the inherent structure and organization of the seemingly random shelf display. It was not a practical display, however, and gradually, with use, the composition eroded and fell back into its natural order.
Artists and curators gerlach en koop invited me to show Bathroom Balance Composition as part of their group show Supermedium #14 in Rotterdam, Netherlands, in 2007. Upon their invitation I carefully packed up all our bathroom products and sent them FedEx to Rotterdam, along with a photograph showing the balanced composition. Thank you gerlach en koop for both the invitation and for carefully rebuilding the sculpture.