(Application) MISTRANSLATION / explosions | Nov 2012

I’ve been making paintings recently that have involved me working in ways that encourage me to look differently at the photographic material that I work from. To distance myself from representation and instead embrace mistranslation and intuition, interrupting accuracy and making paintings which are visually inventive and exciting. Encouraging a fascination with looking and ways of seeing constructed imagery and painting as both a surface and as an invented space.

I have been painting explosions from video stills. In using them as vehicles for painterly experimentation they are fantastic carriers of colour and light. Drawing parallels between painted abstraction and the idea that in reality taking on board all of the visual information of an explosion could be seen as an enigmatic and abstract experience.

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