My artwork combines graphic design and fine art. In the series that I have submitted as part of this application, I explore pattern formations, sometimes referred to as a moiré (a secondary and visually evident superimposed pattern created when two different patterns engage each other visually).
The series was inspired by the research of Alan Turing who describes a moiré as a mechanism that spontaneously creates spotted or striped patterns: a reaction-diffusion system. This series is focused on the spontaneous results of superimposing natural patterns on top of geometric ones.
I reproduce familiar visual signs, such as typography and automatic drawing, arranging them into new conceptually layered pieces.
These themes are combined into large paintings that feature different juxtaposed techniques ; a combination of screen printing and brushwork. My colour scheme comes from my graphic design background. It suggests hues and contrasts that we usually find in an urban surrounding, and formally unifies the disparate patterns in each painting. The disguised typography provides clues to content and interpretation.
While I use a variety of materials and processes in each project, my methodology remains consistent. Although the subject matter of each body of work is abstract I would like to explore how adding a more figurative background can affect the overall image.
Each project often consists of multiple works, often in a range of different formats grouped around specific themes and meanings. During my research and production new areas of interest arise and lead to the next body of work.
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