My practice explores the psychology of self, and how we rephrase the worlds history and our own, in objects. By collecting ideas found in the history of art, cinema, queer ecology, popular culture and the collective unconscious; narratives are reworked and appropriated.
By installing a frame-work of rules or dogma developed exclusively for each project, this allows a dichotomy of ideology to flourish, resulting in a forced spectacle of harmonious contradictions. In the resulting work, a mixture of media come into play including installation-sculpture, painting and costume. The work can include traditional approaches in its manifestation whilst a theatrical nature always remains.
Often engaging with strands of mythology, ritual and storytelling, teasing out interpretation and understanding stored in the public psyche, and reconstructing this into contemporary art aesthetics. The outcome becomes a zeitgeist environment, littered with clues of the esoteric characters that filled them.
b. 1989, live & work in Glasgow, Scotland.
2008 - 2011, BA (Hons) in Fine Art, Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art and Design, Dundee
Talbot Rice Gallery, Artist in Resident 2021-2023
solo + duo shows
November 2020, 'LIFE AFTER LOVE' - with Joseph Cotgrave, Generator Projects Gallery, Dundee.
March 2020, 'flemings lemons', Intermedia Gallery, CCA, Glasgow.
2018, 'SPICEBOYS', Burns Unbroke Festival, Summerhall, Edinburgh.
2016, 'SUPERNOVIA' - with Conor Baird, Trongate 103 – Project Room, Glasgow.
2014, 'Bring Your Own Beamer', Edinburgh College of Art – Sculpture Courtyard.
2013, 'The Spectacle Remains', Hannah Maclure Centre, Dundee.
'Members Show', Generator Projects gallery, Dundee.
2012, 'Assemblance', The Whitespace gallery, Edinburgh.
2011, Degree Show, 'PHANTOM', Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design.