Slade dgree show, London UK, 2022

Recently, I have been focusing on the way that information gets lost, changed, or corrupted through the act of perception. When we perceive an object, we draw on our senses to form an image of it, interpreting it through the conduits of our experiences and emotions, shaping it into something unique. A single object perceived by one person is therefore perceived differently by another, since information is lost, added, or corrupted differently between observers. These distortions, however, stem not only from our senses, but also from the different ways we make sense of the world through concepts and ideas, both of which are capable of changing or losing meaning in an instant. Such changes can, in turn, affect our perceptions, inducing shifts in the way we experience and interact with the material fabric of the world.

My artistic exploration commences in this zone of de- and- re-materialization. While mainly sculpture-based, my works also employ other means of expression such as video and drawing. They are designed to play with the fact that concepts and ideas are unstable, partial, and subjective. In my recent works, for example, I have actively sought to interfere with the viewer's own cognitive processes by producing blurred and uncertain images that refuse clear conceptualization. The purpose of this was to induce perceptual experiences that were at once paradoxical and bewildering.

Ultimately, I want my works to be situated at the boundary between familiarity and unfamiliarity. I want my work to create conflict between the inner concepts of the viewer's mind, inducing doubts about what it is they see, think, or feel.

Acrylic sheet, expanding foam, gold leaf, shirink wrap

49.3 x 49.3 x 49.3 cm (each)

Acrylic tube, lenticular sheet, expanding foam, gold leaf, plaster, graphite, shirink wrap, motor20 x 19.3 x 19.3 cm

Acrylic sheet, expanding foam, gold leaf, shirink wrap

23 x 23 x 23 cm

Acrylic sheet, glass clamp, sponge

48 x 21 x 15 cm

Acrylic sheet, expanding foam, gold leaf, shirink wrap

60 x 120 x 61 cm

Engraving on tile, graphite (each)
33.3 x 33.3 x 0.7 cm