My practice is deeply rooted in oil painting that comes from an academic background. Compositions and subject matter are heavily influenced and derive from personal photography archives.
My practice explores an individual’s identity fluidity, change and its formation in society. I am interested in the idea of identity’s diffusion set against the neo-liberal agenda, image overload and the tendency for self (over) promotion.
In my work I talk about disconnection and abandonment of individual through motives of space that are cultural, institutional and discursive, that are somehow ‘other’: disturbing, intense, incompatible, contradictory or transforming.
Through my MA I worked with the notion of home: what is/makes a home? Place, people, feeling, nostalgia, melancholy, etc. Where does home reside? Place or memories. My work is not political but rather philosophical consideration, investigation into misplaced past.
I am creating narratives in my paintings through which I am looking feverishly for familiarity in different environments. Through transition in time and different places, different ‘homes’, I blur the lines of the past and create fictional storylines connecting different memories and places to create stories where alter ego can exist.