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  • My work projects a surreal world of shapes, forms and scenes.

    I am interested in the ambiguous image and its potential as a kind of vortex. My work uses the repetition of tropes and the appropriation and conflation of words, images, objects and/or space to explore the image as a groundless portal. Traditional techniques are used alongside digital processes, referencing a narrative about the body in a digital context and the psychological terrain of the everyday.

    Colour, pattern, texture and composition are key aspects in my work that is often material led, taking shape through the playful investigation of surface or the juxtaposition of forms and materials. Concerned with the associative process of thinking, collage is at the centre of my practice. Not just as an aesthetic investigation but also as a philosophical enquiry. I am curious about the way you construct an image or a film out of fragments that you reinterpret and change again and again as a demonstration of how you make sense of the world, rather than an instruction about what the world means.

    I work across different media and have recently started using animation as a way to explore shifting states, emphasising the notions of flux and contingency. There is a strong theatrical dimension to my work and animation lends itself well to this, alluding to the idea of shape-shifting and transformation.

  • Exhibitions

  • Kunstnernes Efterårsudstilling, Den Frie, Copenhagen, 2014; Arte Laguna Prize, Finalists Exhibition, Arsenale, Venice, 2014; The Open West, The Wilson, Cheltenham Art Gallery and Museum, Cheltenham, 2014; Bainbridge Open, Embassy Tea Gallery, London, 2014; Stewarts Law RCA Secret, RCA, London, 2014; The Spring Exhibition, Kunsthal Charlottenborg, Copenhagen, 2013; The National Open Art Exhibition, Royal College of Art, London, 2013; Åben, Gallerie Kruger Koppel, Copenhagen, 2013
  • Publications

  • 'Lean To', RCA MA Printmaking Collaborative Boxset Publication, 2015; 'The Art of Falling', MA Printmaking Distinction Dissertation, 2015; 'Yesterday's Wrong Thinking', RCA MA Printmaking Collaborative Publication, 2014
Royal College of Art Royal College
of Art Graduate
Exhibition

25 June –
5 July 2015

Royal College
of Art Graduate
Exhibition