The images I create are all direct descendants of real life observations made whilst travelling. Drawings are done in-situ from cityscapes viewed sitting by the window of aleatoric hotel rooms. They are made either with a laptop or with ready-made materials: biros and hotel papers found lying around the room.
'Snapshots' of the urban, metropolitan infrastructures and sprawls that crowd the field of vision are the subjects of my annotations. The drawings are succinct, stripping away any surplus information and aim at extrapolating the essential, giving an ambivalent image of the city. The human presence is implied rather than actually seen, within an amassing of air-conditioning vents, fire escapes, pylons, piping, television aerials, satellite dishes, elevator shafts, staircases and architectural details.
These views from the antipodes of the planet have a common perspective that links them together: they reveal details that the distracted traveller might have missed in his rush to see tourist sights highlighted in tourist guides. The interest lies not in the location exoticisms but in seeing the beauty of the non-monumental and the understated.They draw on every city dweller voyeurism, daydreaming and 'lost' time spent behind a window looking onto the passing world outside.The work presents a subtle and poignant interpretation of our immediate world, as part of a continued exploration in tracing fleeting connections with place.
Sometimes re-worked at a later stage, the images can be transformed into animations, three-dimensional objects and installations. I use quotidian materials that do not usually find themselves in a gallery space, often processed via digital means, which give flexibility in formatting the final product. These small scale items, doodle like drawings and ephemeral computer paintings suggest, through their own precarious existence, their anthropomorphism and humour, the pathos, frailty and often hilarity of life.