As Yet (Untitled) posits art in absentia; true to the playful irony commonplace in my work, the concept suggest imposing and inviting assiduity of the subject, in this case to simple words and subtext, minimally framed at each vertex. The piece is a response to our growing culture of signposting anything and everything, increasing state invasion of privacy, and all-consuming legislative protocol.
The conceptual imagery outlined in Self Portrait challenges traditionalist portraiture, deconstructing and abandoning preconceptions of identity and self. Manifested is a 9 character reference, generated by government to identify the subject as citizen. It adduces to a forcibly assigned identity, one which can be forged, duplicated, stolen.
Untitled is composed in a multi-layered collage, drawing the eye back from the glass and partially distorting the viewer's depth perception. Connotative appropriation between text. material and context colloquialise the Pop Art movement; itself a movement of revolt against traditionalist art culture, Untitled, perhaps, makes a similar outspoken/anarchic statement.
We are all artists was created at an exhibition in March 2018. Curated and directed to varying degrees by the artist, participants were invited to create single abstractions in this multi-media flat work. It represents an investigation into author(ship) and owner(ship) as constructs. The artist does not physically create of the work- this is the responsibility of the 'artists' (self-prescribed or not) attending the exhibition. We are all artists, every one.