Saturday, October 9, 2010
My painting practice references elements of the history of painting often in conjunction with subjects that may represent contemporary issues. An awareness of the current climate socially, culturally and politically is a concern as I begin to develop ideas for work. This painting from last year uses Raphael’s classical pyramid composition as inspiration for representing different visions of the hierarchy of the art institution; a pyramid of power and value traditionally assigned to religious figures is applied to this. Contemporary elements are intuitively conjoined with the traditional in the landscape and references from film are also added into the paintings to create a greater metaphorical depth.