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The Accursed Mountain

A recurring concern of my work is to open a dialogue that seeks to interpret a psychological space that is more representative of a state of mind than any specific place, frequently employing the same themes, tropes and motifs ā€“ the melancholic rhetoric of distant horizons, windows and mirrors, isolated figures viewed from behind, and empty spaces and desolate landscapes that suggest an estranged reality and vulnerability. In employing these recurring themes, I hope to effect a distancing from the subject being represented so that the image is viewed atmospherically rather than descriptively.

Frequently using source material from a range of digital reproductions (art books, film stills, postcards etc), the finished works offer representations governed by contingency and removed from their points of origin that seek to question the idea of memory, (both private and collective, its failure, illusion and ambiguity), history, and the human condition.

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