Studied in Cape Town and now based between Cape Town and Leipzig. (b.1981, Johannesburg)
My paintings could be described as figurative allegories- I am motivated to paint by the social currents around us- news of border shifting, terror paranoia, preemptive dislocation, migration, dystopia etc- yet these themes read as a pervasive undercurrent that is read through the relationships between figures; as opposed to direct commentary.
My creative process is multi-pronged and often seemingly illogical; preferring the intuitive abstract connections to the linear methods of creative problem solving- injected myself energetically into my surroundings.
Fascinated with what it means to be human, and how this constructed human-ness exists in relation with our natural environment and with each other.
A painterly interrogation into philosophical and psychological mores questioning group consciousness and accountability: What are we doing to ourselves? What are we doing to each other? What are we doing to our environment? What power have we got to transform ourselves? Is having choice power enough?
I am presently relocating to Leipzig and in the process of changing my creative DNA.