Andrew Cole

Andrew Cole

Location: China

Andrew Cole is a British artist currently living and working in Shanghai, but has previously lived in Oman, Thailand and South Africa. His work is generally abstract in nature. He is drawn to the compositional ‘purity’ of Minimalism, the surfaces and handling of the Expressionists and the Abstract Expressionists, as well as the primacy of the idea for the conceptual artists. His overarching theme is humanity, but he tends to focus on humans and human action as an absence rather than a presence, through traces left behind on ruined and damaged forms, rather than the human form itself. He explores the impact and processes of human thinking, either as an abstract conceptual space or through the lens of history, politics, philosophy, literature and so on as represented by marks on textured surfaces designed to evoke landscape, either natural or constructed, external or internal.


Portfolio:

The Middle Kingdom

These paintings are parts of an ongoing series of works titled ‘The Middle Kingdom’, which are all pieces inspired by the sights and history of China, where I am currently based. I find China to be particularly evocative in light of my thematic concerns and interests, with a wealth of history reflecting the wider rise and fall of civilizations. The various pieces can be understood as elements of a fragmented narrative, which can be viewed in isolation or as pieces of a whole. There is no linear progression through the images as such, rather I am trying to evoke a sense of cyclical time, the constant rise and aspirations as well as the fall and cynical decline: the ebb and flow of history through human traces and artifacts.

In Our Dreams We Have Seen Another World “In Our Dreams We Have Seen Another World”

Date: 2017
Medium: acrylic, gold foil on canvas
Dimensions: 100x80cm

Moon Door “Moon Door”

Date: 2017
Medium: acrylic, sand, modeling paste on canvas
Dimensions: 80x100cm

A Past Turned To Ash and Dust “A Past Turned To Ash and Dust”

Date: 2017
Medium: acrylic, sand, modeling paste on canvas
Dimensions: 80x100cm

A Construct of Shared History “A Construct of Shared History”

Date: 2017
Medium: Acrylic, sand, coins on canvas
Dimensions: 100x80cm

Shining Towards The Sun “Shining Towards The Sun”

Date: 2016
Medium: Acrylic, sand, gold foil on canvas (Diptych)
Dimensions: 15x30cm overall

Aenigma Regis “Aenigma Regis”

Date: 2017
Medium: Acrylic, modeling paste on canvas
Dimensions: 100x80cm

A Construct of Dust for Ruined Grandeur “A Construct of Dust for Ruined Grandeur”

Date: 2017
Medium: Acrylic, sand, gold foil on canvas
Dimensions: 100x80cm

A Gallery of Silenced Voices “A Gallery of Silenced Voices”

Date: 2017
Medium: Acrylic, modeling paste, paper mask on canvas
Dimensions: 100x80cm

Across the Shoulders of the Dead “Across the Shoulders of the Dead”

Date: 2017
Medium: Acrylic, sand on canvas
Dimensions: 100x80cm

Early Autumn Mist “Early Autumn Mist”

Date: 2016
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 80x100cm

Labyrinths “Labyrinths”

Date: 2017
Medium: Acrylic, sand, modeling paste on canvas
Dimensions: 100x80cm

Signal to Noise “Signal to Noise”

Date: 2016
Medium: Acrylic, sand on canvas
Dimensions: 100x80cm

Swarming “Swarming”

Date: 2016
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 60x60cm

The Light Gleams an Instant “The Light Gleams an Instant”

Date: 2017
Medium: Acrylic, modeling paste on canvas
Dimensions: 100x80cm

Things Fall Apart “Things Fall Apart”

Date: 2016-17
Medium: Acrylic, sand on canvas
Dimensions: 100x80cm

After the Fall “After the Fall”

Date: 2017
Medium: Acrylic, sand, nails, paper mask on canvas
Dimensions: 100x80cm

In Secrets and Silence “In Secrets and Silence”

Date: 2017
Medium: Acrylic, sand, modeling paste, gold foil on canvas
Dimensions: 100cmx80cm

Portraits of the Doomed I: Abandoned “Portraits of the Doomed I: Abandoned”

Date: 2017
Medium: Acrylic, sand, modeling paste on canvas
Dimensions: 90cm x 30cm

Portraits of the Doomed II: Forgotten “Portraits of the Doomed II: Forgotten”

Date: 2017
Medium: Acrylic, sand, modeling paste on canvas
Dimensions: 90cm x 30cm

Portraits of the Doomed III: Damaged “Portraits of the Doomed III: Damaged”

Date: 2017
Medium: Acrylic, sand, modeling paste on canvas
Dimensions: 90cm x 30cm

Portraits of the Doomed IV: Lost “Portraits of the Doomed IV: Lost”

Date: 2017
Medium: Acrylic, sand, modeling paste on canvas
Dimensions: 90cm x 30cm

Portraits of the Doomed V: Forsaken “Portraits of the Doomed V: Forsaken”

Date: 2017
Medium: Acrylic, sand, modeling paste on canvas
Dimensions: 90cm x 30cm

A Sound As Of Sighing “A Sound As Of Sighing”

Date: 2017
Medium: Acrylic, sand, modeling paste on canvas
Dimensions: 80x100cm

A Cage of Air “A Cage of Air”

Date: 2017
Medium: Acrylic, sand on canvas
Dimensions: 100x80cm

The Middle Kingdom “The Middle Kingdom”

Date: 2017
Medium: Acrylic, sand, modeling paste, coins, nails on canvas
Dimensions: 80x100cm

Unknowing “Unknowing”

Date: 2017
Medium: Acrylic, sand, modeling paste, gold foil on canvas
Dimensions: 100x80cm

Campaign of Sparrows “Campaign of Sparrows”

Date: 2017
Medium: Acrylic, sand, modeling paste on canvas
Dimensions: 100x80cm

Desert Paintings

These 5 artworks were all directly inspired by the physical environment in Oman I was living in at the time, the colours and textures of the landscape and architecture and the particular qualities of the light. The pieces are generally highly textured (mostly through the addition of sand mixed with the paint) and, for the most part, share a similar colour palette. In addition, while most are abstract expressionist in nature, there are also elements inspired by more ancient forms of expression (rock art and aboriginal dot paintings). All the paintings can be considered landscapes in a sense, as well as in some ways, a form of self-portraiture in that they map my response to the environment, from a immediate response to a new environment, through a sense of unreality to a final state of acceptance or release.

Desert Painting: Dreaming “Desert Painting: Dreaming”

Date: 2015
Medium: Acrylic, kaolin, varnish, phosphorescent gel on reclaimed wood
Dimensions: 36x45cm

SOLD

Desert Painting: Gateway “Desert Painting: Gateway”

Date: 2015
Medium: Acrylic, sand, coins on canvas
Dimensions: 100x70cm

SOLD

Desert Painting: Landscape Cross-Section “Desert Painting: Landscape Cross-Section”

Date: 2016
Medium: Acrylic, sand on canvas
Dimensions: 100x70cm

SOLD

Desert Painting: Passing “Desert Painting: Passing”

Date: 2015
Medium: Acrylic, sand on paper
Dimensions: 48x64cm

SOLD

Desert Painting: Release “Desert Painting: Release”

Date: 2015
Medium: Acrylic, sand on canvas
Dimensions: 100x70cm

SOLD

Head

The Head series of works almost all began life as abstract marks on a surface that, as they were worked, coalesced into forms that suggested faces or heads. They are all fairly small scale and are images I have been creating for over a decade now

Head - Emet “Head - Emet”

Date: 2015
Medium: Acrylic on paper
Dimensions: 40x30cm

SOLD

Head - Rise “Head - Rise”

Date: 2017
Medium: Acrylic on paper
Dimensions: 30x40cm

Head - Speaking with Knives “Head - Speaking with Knives”

Date: 2017
Medium: Acrylic on paper
Dimensions: 40x30cm

Head - When Truth is Uncertain “Head - When Truth is Uncertain”

Date: 2017
Medium: ink, acrylic on paper
Dimensions: 40x30cm

Abstract Sketch - Head I “Abstract Sketch - Head I”

Date: 2003
Medium: Pastel on paper

Abstract Sketch - Head II “Abstract Sketch - Head II”

Date: 2004
Medium: Ink and acrylic on paper

Abstract Sketch - Head III “Abstract Sketch - Head III”

Date: 2004
Medium: Ink and acrylic on paper

Head - Face I “Head - Face I”

Date: 2002
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 60x45cm

Head - Face II “Head - Face II”

Date: 2002
Medium: Oil on canvas
Dimensions: 60x45cm

Head - Green “Head - Green”

Date: 2015
Medium: Acrylic, ink on paper
Dimensions: 40x30cm

SOLD

Head - Interior Landscape “Head - Interior Landscape”

Date: 2016
Medium: acrylic on paper
Dimensions: 40x30cm

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Head - Ozymandias “Head - Ozymandias”

Date: 2015
Medium: acrylic on paper
Dimensions: 40x30cm

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Head - Turquoise Shallow Relief “Head - Turquoise Shallow Relief”

Date: 2015
Medium: Acrylic, sand, plaster on canvas
Dimensions: 20x25cm

SOLD

Head - In Dreams (after TS Eliot) “Head - In Dreams (after TS Eliot)”

Date: 2016
Medium: Acrylic on paper
Dimensions: 40x30cm

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Head - At the Moment of Creation “Head - At the Moment of Creation”

Date: 2016
Medium: Acrylic on paper
Dimensions: 40x30cm

SOLD

Head - Hope “Head - Hope”

Date: 2016
Medium: Acrylic on paper
Dimensions: 40x30cm

Head - They Keep Silence “Head - They Keep Silence”

Date: 2016
Medium: Acrylic on Paper
Dimensions: 40x30cm

Head - Come Undone “Head - Come Undone”

Date: 2017
Medium: acrylic on paper
Dimensions: 40cmx30cm

Head - Cactus Land (After TS Eliot) “Head - Cactus Land (After TS Eliot)”

Date: 2016
Medium: Acrylic on paper
Dimensions: 40x30cm

SOLD

Head - The Carnival of Souls “Head - The Carnival of Souls”

Date: 2016
Medium: Acrylic on paper
Dimensions: 40x30cm

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Head - Performed into Existence “Head - Performed into Existence”

Date: 2016
Medium: Acrylic on paper
Dimensions: 40x30cm

Head - Muted Sensation “Head - Muted Sensation”

Date: 2016
Medium: Acrylic on paper
Dimensions: 40x30cm

Head - Framed “Head - Framed”

Year: 2017
Medium: acrylic, sand, modeling paste on paper
Dimensions: 40x30cm

Head - Hands Down “Head - Hands Down”

Date: 2017
Medium: Acrylic on paper
Dimensions: 40x30cm

In Mourning In Memoriam

The paintings all deal with loss, first of my mother, Patricia Anne Cole in 2016 and then my father, Barry John Cole, in 2017, albeit in slightly differing ways. My parents were central to my life and probably the single most important factor in me becoming the person who I am today. For a long time afterwards, and even now to be honest, finding the words to express the feelings after they died felt next to impossible. Some of the paintings were fundamentally cathartic, an attempt at trying to capture and work through the sense of unreality I felt and still feel, the sense of something fundamental gone from my life and the world not being the same as it was before, but the paintings are also meant to function as a monument and memorial for my parents. There is the idea that art lives on long after we're gone, and that's what I wanted to do - create a legacy for them, in the only way I know how, so that some of who they were, what they did and what they meant to me will live on and never be forgotten.

Your Ghost “Your Ghost”

Date: 2016
Medium: Acrylic, sand on canvas
Dimensions: 80x100cm

In A Silent Place “In A Silent Place”

Date: 2017
Medium: acrylic, modeling paste, canvas sacking on canvas
Dimensions: 100x80cm

In the Company of Ghosts “In the Company of Ghosts”

Date: 2016
Medium: Acrylic, sand on canvas
Dimensions: 100x80cm

A Block of Muted Sensation “A Block of Muted Sensation”

Date: 2016
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 80x100cm

For Everything That Was Lost “For Everything That Was Lost”

Date: 2016
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 25x25cm

Between the Tides “Between the Tides”

Date: 2017
Medium: Acrylic, graphite on canvas (triptych)
Dimensions: 50x40cm ea. (50x120cm overall)

Last Call “Last Call”

Date: 2017
Medium: clay, canvas sacking, acrylic, modeling paste, plastic, cardboard

Reimagining the Human Story

This is a loose grouping of works dealing with humanity - out trajectory through history, our thinking, our actions and effects, our triumphs and failures

A Cenotaph Souvenir “A Cenotaph Souvenir”

Date: 2016
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 100x70cm

SOLD

Doors Open Slowly “Doors Open Slowly”

Date: 2016
Medium: Acrylic, Phosphorescent gel, rusted nails on canvas
Dimensions: 100x70cm

SOLD

How to Disappear Completely “How to Disappear Completely”

Date: 2016
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 70x100cm

SOLD

Arbeit Macht Frei “Arbeit Macht Frei”

Date: 2005
Medium: PVA, acrylic, paper collage on Masonite

Et in Arcadia Ego “Et in Arcadia Ego”

Date: 2003
Medium: PVA, acrylic, industrial paint, wax and bleach on canvas
Dimensions: 60x80cm

Faster “Faster”

Date: 2004
Medium: PVA, acrylic on Masonite
Dimensions: 60x45cm

ifwhiteamericatoldthetruthforjustoneday... “ifwhiteamericatoldthetruthforjustoneday...”

Date: 2004
Medium: PVA, acrylic, wire on Masonite
Dimensions: 60x45cm

Of Walking Abortion 1 “Of Walking Abortion 1”

Date: 2004
Medium: PVA, acrylic on Masonite
Dimensions: 60x45cm

Of Walking Abortion II “Of Walking Abortion II”

Date: 2004
Medium: PVA, acrylic on Masonite
Dimensions: 60x45cm

Of Walking Abortion III “Of Walking Abortion III”

Date: 2004
Medium: PVA, acrylic on Masonite
Dimensions: 60x45cm

Moonlight Fading “Moonlight Fading”

Date: 2007
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 80x60cm

Impermanent Imperfect “Impermanent Imperfect”

Date: 2010
Medium: acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 50x70cm

Capturing Desire II “Capturing Desire II”

Date: 2014
Medium: Acrylic, paper collage on canvas
Dimensions: 100x50cm

Incantations “Incantations”

Date: 2016
Medium: Acrylic, sand on canvas
Dimensions: 70x100cm

SOLD

Origin “Origin”

Date: 2016
Medium: Acrylic, phosphorescent gel on canvas
Dimensions: 100x70cm

SOLD

The Attempt at Ordering Chaos (Blue) “The Attempt at Ordering Chaos (Blue)”

Date: 2015
Medium: Acrylic, resin, phosphorescent gel on canvas
Dimensions: 40cm diameter

SOLD

The Void “The Void”

Date: 2016
Medium: Acrylic, modeling paste, varnish on canvas
Dimensions: 70x50cm

SOLD

Venetian “Venetian”

Date: 2015
Medium: Acrylic, string, cloth, sand, plaster on canvas
Dimensions: 100x70cm

SOLD

Do Not Go Gentle “Do Not Go Gentle”

Date: 2015
Medium: acrylic, sand, paper collage on canvas
Dimensions: 70x100cm

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Borderlands II “Borderlands II”

Date: c2009
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 50x40cm

Cave Painting “Cave Painting”

Date: 2008-10
Medium: Acrylic, sand effect on canvas
Dimensions: 50x60cm

Safe Houses “Safe Houses”

Date: c2009
Medium: Acrylic, PVA, string, varnish on canvas
Dimensions: 60x80cm

History Paintings

The works in this series all function as a form of self-portraiture, an autobiographical mythologizing of the self and personal history

Eroica “Eroica”

Date: 2004
Medium: PVA, acrylic, paper collage on Masonite
Dimensions: 80x120cm

Self Portrait as a Shifting Construct “Self Portrait as a Shifting Construct”

Date: 2016
Medium: Acrylic, photograph on canvas

Mapping History: Thailand 2006-14 “Mapping History: Thailand 2006-14”

Date: 2014
Medium: acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 100x80cm

SOLD

Study for a History Painting (To Be Read From Right to Left) “Study for a History Painting (To Be Read From Right to Left)”

Date: 2014
Medium: acrylic, paper collage on canvas
Dimensions: 20x60cm

Waiting “Waiting”

Date: 2014
Medium: Acrylic, plaster, paper collage,varnish on canvas
Dimensions: 60x60cm

Self I “Self I”

Date: 2004
Medium: PVA, acrylic on Masonite
Dimensions: 60x45cm

Self II “Self II”

Date: 2004
Medium: PVA, acrylic on Masonite
Dimensions: 60x45cm

Self III “Self III”

Date: 2004
Medium: PVA, acrylic on Masonite
Dimensions: 60x45cm

Diacetylmorphine “Diacetylmorphine”

Date: 2003
Medium: Acrylic on Masonite
Dimensions: 80x120cm

Becoming “Becoming”

Date: 2004
Medium: PVA, acrylic, paper collage, varnish on Masonite
Dimensions: 60x45cm

Works on paper

Various works, mostly acrylic or mixed-media on paper. Generally these are used to explore ideas, images and processes. Sometimes the ideas find expression later on in full scale works, other times they seem complete as they are and are kept as works in themselves

The Fall of Reason “The Fall of Reason”

Date: 2016
Medium: Acrylic on paper
Dimensions: 40x30cm

Sea Thorns “Sea Thorns”

Date:2015
Medium: Acrylic on paper
Dimensions: 40x30cm

SOLD

We are Woven Into the Fabric of Things “We are Woven Into the Fabric of Things”

Date: 2016
Medium: Acrylic on paper
Dimensions: 40x30cm

SOLD

For Life “For Life”

Date: 2016
Medium: Acrylic on paper
Dimensions: 40x30cm

We Passed Through Fire “We Passed Through Fire”

Date: 2017
Medium: Acrylic on cardboard
Dimensions: 30x40cm

Morituri te salutant “Morituri te salutant”

Date: 2015
Medium: Acrylic, salt, rust, wax, steel on paper
Dimensions: 40x30cm

SOLD

Hidden in the Fire That Refines Us “Hidden in the Fire That Refines Us”

Date: 2016
Medium: Acrylic on paper
Dimensions: 40x30cm

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Insect Royalty “Insect Royalty”

Date: 2016
Medium: Acrylic on Paper
Dimensions: 40x30cm

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A Black Rain Over Hiroshima “A Black Rain Over Hiroshima”

Date: 2016
Medium: Acrylic on paper
Dimensions: 40x30cm

Pure “Pure”

Date: 2016
Medium: Acrylic on paper
Dimensions: 40x30cm

Escaping the Fires I “Escaping the Fires I”

Date: 2016-2017
Medium: Acrylic, graphite, ink on paper
Dimensions: 40x30cm

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Escaping the Fires II “Escaping the Fires II”

Date: 2016-17
Medium: Acrylic, graphite, ink on paper
Dimensions: 40x30cm

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Escaping the Fires III “Escaping the Fires III”

Date: 2016-17
Medium: Acrylic, graphite, ink on paper
Dimensions: 40x30cm

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The Waste Land 1 “The Waste Land 1”

Date: 2017
Medium: Acrylic on paper
Dimensions: 40x30cm

The Waste Land II “The Waste Land II”

Date: 2017
Medium: Acrylic on paper
Dimensions: 40x30cm

The Waste Land III “The Waste Land III”

Date: 2017
Medium: Acrylic on paper
Dimensions: 40x30cm

The Waste Land IV “The Waste Land IV”

Date: 2017
Medium: Acrylic on paper
Dimensions: 40x30cm

The Waste Land V “The Waste Land V”

Date: 2017
Medium: Acrylic on paper
Dimensions: 40x30cm

When There is Freedom “When There is Freedom”

Date: 2015
Medium: Acrylic, salt, rust, paper collage, spray paint, phosphorescent gel on paper (Triptych)
Dimensions: 40x30cm each

SOLD

Mapping the Self “Mapping the Self”

Date: 2017
Medium: acrylic, sand, modeling paste on paper
Dimensions: 40cmx30cm

The Last Shivering of Spring “The Last Shivering of Spring”

Date: 2017
Medium: Acrylic on paper
Dimensions: 40x30cm

The Last Shunting of Autumn “The Last Shunting of Autumn”

Date: 2017
Medium: Acrylic on cardboard
Dimensions: 30x40cm

Becoming Fictional “Becoming Fictional”

Date: 2016
Medium: Acrylic on paper
Dimensions: 40x30cm

Descent “Descent”

Date: 2016
Medium: Acrylic on paper
Dimensions: 40x30cm

Figure in Potentia “Figure in Potentia”

Date: 2016
Medium: Acrylic on paper
Dimensions: 40x30cm

New Leaves After Dead Flowers “New Leaves After Dead Flowers”

Date: 2016
Medium: Acrylic on paper
Dimensions: 40x30cm

Roots and Thorns “Roots and Thorns”

Date: 2016
Medium: Acrylic on paper
Dimensions: 40x30cm

The Force That Through the Green Fuse “The Force That Through the Green Fuse”

Date: 2016-17
Medium: Acrylic on paper
Dimensions: 40x30cm

Pop Abstract I “Pop Abstract I”

Date: 2017
Medium: Acrylic on paper
Dimensions: 40x30cm

Pop Abstract II “Pop Abstract II”

Date: 2017
Medium: Acrylic on paper
Dimensions: 40x30cm

Pop Abstract III “Pop Abstract III”

Date: 2017
Medium: Acrylic on paper
Dimensions: 40x30cm

You Cannot Stand Outside Language “You Cannot Stand Outside Language”

Date: 2016
Medium: Acrylic, ink on paper
Dimensions: 40x30cm

SOLD

Doi Khun Tan “Doi Khun Tan”

Date: 2016
Medium: Acrylic on paper
Dimensions: 40x30cm

Buildings for Dead People “Buildings for Dead People”

Date: 2016
Medium: Acrylic on paper
Dimensions: 40x30cm

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In the Houses of the Dead “In the Houses of the Dead”

Date: 2016
Medium: Acrylic on paper
Dimensions: 40x30cm

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Like Ripples On a Blank Shore “Like Ripples On a Blank Shore”

Date: 2016
Medium: Acrylic on paper
Dimensions: 40x30cm

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Spinal “Spinal”

Date: 2015
Medium: Acrylic on paper
Dimensions: 40x30cm

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Divergence “Divergence”

Date: 2016
Medium: Acrylic, pastel, phosphorescent gel, modeling paste on card
Dimensions: 40x30cm (including mount)

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Between the Idea and the Reality “Between the Idea and the Reality”

Date: 2016
Medium: Acrylic on paper
Dimensions: 40x30cm

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Gesture #1 “Gesture #1”

Date: 2015
Medium: Acrylic, sand on paper
Dimensions: 30x40cm

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Abstract Sketch - Colours “Abstract Sketch - Colours”

Date: 2014
Medium: Acrylic on paper
Dimensions: 37x26cm

SOLD

Abstract Sketch - Blue and Gold “Abstract Sketch - Blue and Gold”

Date: 2014
Medium: Acrylic, ink on paper
Dimensions: 26x37cm

Speaking in Tongues “Speaking in Tongues”

Date: 2017
Medium: Acrylic on paper
Dimensions: 40x30cm

Empty Gesture I - Awe “Empty Gesture I - Awe”

Date: 2017
Medium: Acrylic on cardboard
Dimensions: 29.5x21cm

Empty Gesture II - Grief “Empty Gesture II - Grief”

Date: 2017
Medium: Acrylic on cardboard
Dimensions: 29.5 x 21cm

Empty Gesture III - Submission “Empty Gesture III - Submission”

Date: 2017
Medium: Acrylic on cardboard
Dimensions: 29.5x21cm

Empty Gesture IV - Terror “Empty Gesture IV - Terror”

Date: 2017
Medium: Acrylic on cardboard
Dimensions: 29.5 x 21cm

Empty Gesture V - Boredom “Empty Gesture V - Boredom”

Date: 2017
Medium: Acrylic on cardboard
Dimensions: 29.5x21cm

Empty Gesture VI - Aggression “Empty Gesture VI - Aggression”

Date: 2017
Medium: Acrylic on cardboard
Dimensions: 29.5x21cm

Empty Gesture VII - Rage “Empty Gesture VII - Rage”

Date: 2017
Medium: Acrylic on cardboard
Dimensions: 29.5 x 21cm

Empty Gesture VIII - Ecstasy “Empty Gesture VIII - Ecstasy”

Date: 2017
Medium: Acrylic on cardboard
Dimensions: 29.5 x 21cm

Empty Gesture IX - Joy “Empty Gesture IX - Joy”

Date: 2017
Medium: Acrylic on cardboard
Dimensions: 29.5 x 21cm

Empty Gesture X - Tranquility “Empty Gesture X - Tranquility”

Date: 2017
Medium: Acrylic on cardboard
Dimensions: 29.5 x 21cm

Fear Machine “Fear Machine”

Date: 2017
Medium: Acrylic on paper
Dimensions: 40x30cm

Incursions

This is a series of site specific, impermanent works. Each piece signifies an eruption into the real, the id invading the everyday, turning and facing the strange. Most pieces no longer exist apart from these treated and manipulated photographic images, which function as both an artwork and a recording. The images have been created over a period of years and will likely have more added to them with time. The titles are deliberately 'overblown' in the choice of words, although, as always, there is still an element of truth in them.

Fictional Artefacts

This series of works is inspired by ideas and phrases from various works of literature. The original idea for the series came out of reading the Borges story "Tlon, Uqbar, Orbis Tertius", in which artefacts from a fictional world begin to invade our 'real' world. I had the idea of creating paintings that would function as remnants of fictional worlds, not just that created by Borges in his story, but in whichever pieces of fiction or poetry resonate with me strongly for whatever reason

Through a Glass, Darkly “Through a Glass, Darkly”

Date: 2017
Medium: acrylic, graphite, phosphorescent gel on canvas
Dimensions: 80x100cm

Orbis Tertius “Orbis Tertius”

Date: 2017
Medium: Acrylic, phosphorescent gel on canvas
Dimensions: 80x100cm

Indeterminate “Indeterminate”

Date: 2017
Medium: Acrylic, sand, modeling paste on canvas
Dimensions: 100x80cm

A Better World

For centuries there has been a conflict between science and religion, with the two often appearing to be the antithesis of each other. Both attempt to do much the same thing - explain the world around us, both the visible and the invisible. This is a series of paintings dealing with the interplay of science and belief, inspired by visual models of scientific and mathematical equations. In it a new cosmology is created and visualised, modeling worlds that are unseen and intangible through the geometric forms of rational thought. These are the blueprints of another world...

At The Heart Of It All “At The Heart Of It All”

Date: 2017
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 80 x 100cm

Emergent Structures “Emergent Structures”

Date: 2017
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 80 x 100cm

In Plato's Cave “In Plato's Cave”

Date: 2017
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 80 x 100cm

The Intensity Of Surfaces “The Intensity Of Surfaces”

Date: 2017
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 80x100cm

Suspended in Light “Suspended in Light”

Date: 2017
Medium: Acrylic on canvas
Dimensions: 80x100cm

Giving Birth To The Future “Giving Birth To The Future”

Date: 2017
Medium: Acrylic, graphite on canvas
Dimensions: 80x100cm