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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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Reflectometric, 2019
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.






Frame with the same surface area as the A4 area it surrounds

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This reminded me of something I once read in Graham Hancock's Fingerprints Of The Gods. In researching the Great Pyramid he discovered that the volume of Khafu's grnite sarcophagus (the only thing left in the Great Pyramid's King's Chamber) was exactly double that of the volume that was cut out of the middle to house the coffin. Make sense? The internal volume was half of the external volume. Anyways, I thought you may find it interesting that they had the same obsessive, playful and artistic nature 4500 years ago!

Jay Ektopia