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CELEBRITY IS MY RELIGION
Monday, August 13th, 2007

The Adoration of the Golden Calf 2005-06 oil and gold on linen I have become interested in the idea of parallels between the fanaticism for celebrities through the media and the worship of religion through altarpieces, icons and statues. I began to focus on Caravaggio’s paintings of St John the Baptist and soon saw the [...]

FIGURING THE ABSTRACT
Monday, August 13th, 2007

I call these ‘Cave Paintings’, inwhich the figures attempt to support the physicality of the paint above them. I aim to contrast traditional forms of representing the body within a ‘landscape’ borrowed from Abstract Expressionism. My intention has been to produce a series that portrays the figure’s psychological condition captured in an uncontrollable physical state. [...]

THE AGONY AND THE ECSTASY
Friday, August 3rd, 2007

Nocturne in Black and Gold I 2006 oil on linen The paintings from the Agony and the Ecstasy series try to depict what I see as the timeless struggle of the artist. I am interested in the joys and conflicts that arise during the artistic journey. The series was inspired by having seen Michelangelo’s frescoes [...]