AirSpace Gallery Window
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
Monday, August 31, 2009
4, Broad Street, Hanley ST13 8JX
West Midlands

An easy explanation of my current paintings is the awkward and strange relationship between layers created by using masking tape. I create edged patterns, gradation, and big brushstrokes. I want to disorientate the viewer through the various techniques employed in my paintings, the dynamic created through use of spontaneous and planned actions within each work reinforcing this state. Tension and spontaneity are repeated between images and layers. By using “masking,” I am producing something that is not a picture in a picture. My method is to paint over the masking tape then remove the tape so that the act of masking is an act of drawing. The act of painting is not simply just placing colour onto the canvas but also the removal of the masking tape which cuts through the colour.Using masking tape allows me the chance to focus on each image, as to show the image, I have to block the image. There is a disjointed space within the image, between what is seen before and after the masking tape is removed, by cutting the tape I expose the