Somewhere between the noun and the verb ‘Painting’ is a void that runs through the canon of art history that as a painter I am able to occupy. To me, this void is where Painting’s ‘true’ form resides – a ‘shape-shifter’. It is from this void that we can draw explanations as to why Painting presents itself in many ways over time; this void is a life source that has allowed Painting to remain relevant and valid. As a painter there is an opportunity to contribute to the rich and fruitful conversations around Painting today.”
Having recently graduated from Manchester School of Art I am entering a more solitary period of my study into Painting. I am relearning the edges of my relationship with the medium, now outside of an institution.