My practice has developed from my interest in the interaction between an artwork and its audience. The traditional attempt of the painter to communicate through a fantastically immersive and imagery-rich canvas is not something I am capable of, so I’ve cut straight to the chase and written out what I want to say instead.
These text-based paintings are relatively quick to produce, and I think they have a lo-fi quality that I think gives them a sense of honesty and humor. I have experimented with different types of handwriting, with varying levels of what I affectionately refer to as ‘rubbishness’. It is important that the signs remain legible, but I believe they must retain some of their homemade qualities too, in order to be successful.