Copyright 2007-2015


An urge to convey something one feels, trying to sincerely communicate a lucid thought or emotion.
‘Have others done this, I feel something but am I being tricked?’
Then a doubt in the possibility of expression, seeing that true communication is impossible. Everything is misunderstood has to be explained in a literal way but the language breaks down and can’t rightly convey the intended meaning.
‘I can’t to this it’s impossible, everything fails.’
But working through this impossibility and frustration of what to do in this situation, with a sense of failure.
‘An enduring through the pitiless onslaught of time and making continuous attempts at communication, to each time failing but to failing better.’
Failure is now becoming inherent in my practice, so inherent it becomes woven into the fabric of the works.
This leading to tragic-comic play, toying with a way back into attempts at expression again that will always fail. Between this painful failure and an optimism of getting closer to expression, one may as well or has to resort to telling jokes or play games, gotta do something, keep going, accomplishing little, but going on, endure. Or talking about time, as if there is nothing left to talk about other than the passage of time, where all will decay into chaotic disorder.
Working with doubt comes from misunderstanding or being misunderstood, experiencing this not knowing or being able to know. Then finding art and making art where the misunderstanding is benign. Working with preconceived failure is a way to deal with the feeling I don’t understand and can’t be understood, possibly this inability could be understood. Through a process of working with objects, their function, material and duration to make sculptures, I am wanting to achieve, not a transcendental magic moment or true connection but some kind of twist or kick, a disturbance that can rupture perception.

Born 1988 in Nottingham, UK
Lives and works in Berlin (de)

Exhibitions

EBC – East Midlands Today, Two Queens, Leicester, United Kingdom, 22nd to 29th July 2017

INterLandaje, Kiosko Galeria, Santa Cruz, Bolivia, 16th November to 28th December 2016

FUNNY THE plants, Husslehof, Frankfurt am Main, 16th to 19th April 2016

Shared Flat, Hospitality, Köln, 16th to 22nd April 2016

Where I was tomorrow is where I am today, where I would be yesterday. Cave3000, Berlin, 20th to 22 November 2015

ÜBERMORGENKÜNSTLER, Staatliche Kunsthalle Baden-Baden, 10th July to 4th October, 2015

Idiotsyncracies, Schau Fenster, Berlin, 23rd May to 14th June 2015

City Museum Hofheim, 9th May to 07th June 2015

Rundgang Städelschule, Frankfurt a.M. 12th to 15th February 2015

Pashmina, MMK, Frankfurt a.M., 9th July to 10th August 2014

Rundgang Städelschule, Frankfurt a.M. 8th to 10th February 2014

Dirt Talk 2, Kenzo, Frankfurt a.M. 11th April to 12th April 2013

Rundgang Städelschule, Frankfurt a.M. 8th to 10th February 2013

?, Solalanotte, Frankfurt a,M, 23rd January to 3rd February 2013

Feuchters Schwämme, Luminale, Nordlicht Licht- und Werbetechnik GmbH, Offenbach, 15th to 20th April 2012

Rundgang Städelschule, Frankfurt a.M. 10th to 12th February 2012

pomp - Charlie Dutton Gallery, London, 3rd to 18th February 2011

Versailles - The Gallery in Redchurch St. London, 9th to 13th February 2011

Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2010- A Foundation, Liverpool, 18th September to 13th November 2010 - ICA, London 26th November 2010 to 23rd January 2011

Snakes – Former Alliance Gallery, London – 16th to 18th August 2010

South East Art Feast – Utrophia Project Space, London – 15th to 31st July 2010

Camberwell College of Art Degree Show 2010, London -21st to 27th June 2010

Round 1 Exhibition – The Marlborough, London – 5th March 2010

139/5 – Trinity Buoy Wharf, London – 20th to 23rd May 2009

PanicRoom – The Foundry, London – 26th to 28th February 2009

Awards

Painter-Stainers’ Award in Easel Painting – 2010

Education

2011- 2014, Class of Tobias Rehberger, Staatliche Hochschule für Bildende Künste -
Städelschule, Frankfurt, Germany

2007-10,1st class BA (honours) Painting, Camberwell College of Art, University of the Arts
London, London, UK

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