• The evolution of an idea.

Recently I completed a course through Vic University, The How and Why of Modern Art. It's premise, that it's not about liking modern art, in as much as it is about understanding modern art. As a contemporary painter, it's crucial to understand the history and evolution of art and it's movements in order to draw from. The course makes you truly reflect on why are you making the works you do and what it is you're trying to relay to your audience. As an artist, I'm constantly absorbing and being influenced by other artists. In particular, the works of Monet, Cy Twombly and Gerhard Richter. Both in terms of techniques and content but also in terms of their internal truth and their own reality. Not just re painting reality as if from an objective photographic like perspective. This piece is a culmination of those influences. Both Courbet and Cezanne began in various ways to challenge the b ...

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  • Reverie of a Glitched Memory

A culmination of the digital medium and oil painting, this blurs the lines and bridges the gaps between the two as I set out to do in my final thesis. What began as a painting, added too in the computer, then returned to the canvas, has been reconciled. It hovers somewhere between here and cyberspace, a fabricated memory. Memory is a theme that keeps recurring in my work. Every moment is gone in the blink of an eye, creating a memory. Most of our thinking presides in our memories of the past. Given all the imagery and experiences of others we interpret from screens, it also plays into the question of what truly are our own memories and what are fabricated artifacts from computational images. This series seeks to juxtapose those two paradigms, one our direct experience and the other our virtual experience. One could argue our own subjective reality is a complete fabrication in of itsel ...

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After reading an article yesterday about the universe being a 2 dimensional holograph, suggesting the 3 dimensional is all but an illusion, this has set off on a journey to explore the figure beyond European traditional teachings of art, perspective, shadow and light etc. This one of my daughter Ella, a Paper Cut-out. As my practice is exploring traditional and contemporary mediums, placing the object outside of a canvas becomes very interesting to me. Finding a modern painting style is the next step to develop, which I've began to explore here. Not so much dealing with our reality, but exploring the feeling of a subject and narrative which goes beyond the limitations of our vision. ...

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Merging Traditional and Contemporary Technologies

Sunday, January 18, 2015 In my last year of study, my thesis covered the relevance of the digital medium and the question of whether it could eventually take over the mediums of the past. It seems fitting that I explore these themes and ideas currently, merging the traditional oil painting with digital elements. Memory is a theme that keeps recurring in my work. Every moment is gone in the blink of an eye, creating a memory. Most of our thinking presides in our memories of the past. Given all the imagery and experiences of others we interpret from screens, it also plays into the question of what truly are our own memories and what are fabricated artifacts of computational images. This series seeks to juxtapose those two paradigms, one our direct experience and the other our virtual experience. One could argue our own subjective reality is a complete fabrication in of itself. Memories ...

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