Coliseum, English National Opera - stage set for Parsifal
Coliseum, English National Opera - stage set for Parsifal

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Place Vendome, Paris
Place Vendome, Paris

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St. George's Church, Bloomsbury - Nicholas Hawksmoor (1730)
St. George's Church, Bloomsbury - Nicholas Hawksmoor (1730)

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Coliseum, English National Opera - stage set for Parsifal
Coliseum, English National Opera - stage set for Parsifal

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The works in this collection combine photography, collage and memory to create landscape prints that express the experience of a place. I follow the tradition of wandering around without any particular purpose other than having an unselfconscious psycogeographic sensitivity. This experience forms and becomes my recalled image in the work I later create. 
I walk with a camera to document the impression of a place, taking many hundreds of photos of whatever catches my eye - multi-faceted views, decontextualised, random and equally given to the significant or insignificant, 
The works come together - cutting and pasting hundreds of photographed elements within a laptop -, somewhere between the traditions of East Asian Shanshui, Sansuiga and Western realism - I make no attempt to create an accurate depiction of a place from these collaged fragments. Instead I set about to depict an impression of a place, drawing upon my feelings of its shifting history - multi-temporal and multi-perspective - an experience of wandering within it - of what then becomes a memory, a thought - though composed from photographed elements of reality. 
I am interested in merging that which gave much of twentieth century art-making its tension - between painting and photography. On the one hand these works give their representation in a painterly way, whilst on the other they rely on photography to arrive at that representation.