From the architecture we inhabit to the building blocks of reality, my work surveys the visible and invisible structures that shape our shared and personal space. I often return to the theme of home, regarding it as both a physical and psychological structure permeating all levels of experience. The place we call home can feel like a sanctuary or a prison, whether it is made of bricks or brain cells, and this dichotomy plays out in the sparsely furnished environments that I create.
Each painting begins as a scale model, which I light and photograph to produce reference images. I use natural earth colours to evoke the literal and metaphysical ground from which everything arises and returns. Light plays a crucial role in my work, illuminating form and offering hope through the darkness. The decision to use a monochromatic colour palette is based on the premise that all things are fundamentally made of the same stuff: energy temporarily organised and experienced as solid matter, akin to a scene emerging from an arrangement of paint.